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sea cucumber

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Definition of sea cucumber in English:

noun

An echinoderm which has a thick worm-like body with tentacles around the mouth. They typically have rows of tube feet along the body and breathe by means of a respiratory tree.
  • Class Holothuroidea
Example sentences
  • One end of the sea cucumber is its mouth, recognizable by a fringe of tentacles.
  • The salted and cured viscera of the Selenka sea cucumber, considered a delicacy of Japanese cuisine, is very expensive and difficult to find in the United States.
  • First, the skin of the sea cucumber is removed to avoid its bitter taste.

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