Definition of heart urchin in English:

heart urchin

Syllabification: heart ur·chin

noun

  • A heart-shaped burrowing sea urchin that has a thick covering of fine spines on the shell, giving it a furry appearance.
    • Class Echinoidea, order Spatangoida
    More example sentences
    • The sandy patches yield burrowing starfish, rare delicate tube anemones, heart urchins, peacock flounders, and many species of nudibranch and sea hare.
    • Occasionally, unusual events or creatures are seen - massed heart urchins for example, or odd fish such as tadpole fish, red mullet, and even trigger fish.
    • So the heart urchin is considered to be secondarily bilaterally symmetrical.

More definitions of heart urchin

Definition of heart urchin in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day maelstrom
Pronunciation: ˈmālˌsträm
noun
a powerful whirlpool in the sea