sea cucumber

sea cucumber
  Loli (for various kinds, see loli and entries that follow it), weli, weliweli, ma'ihole, kūnounou, hulali, hūlalilali, 'ūpalu, kūneuneu, 'unae, ka'ukama kai. See ex. of word magic, 'iloli.
   ♦ Catch the sea cucumber by mistake, a blind fish, hopu hewa i ka loli, ka i'a makapō (of disappointment, a worthless catch, or ignorance).

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  • Sea cucumber — Sea cu cum*ber (Zo[ o]l.) Any large holothurian, especially one of those belonging to the genus {Pentacta}, or {Cucumaria}, as the common American and European species. ({P. frondosa}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea cucumber — n. HOLOTHURIAN …   English World dictionary

  • Sea cucumber — For the food product made from sea cucumber, see Sea cucumber (food). Sea cucumber A sea cucumber from the Mediterranean Sea Scientific classification …   Wikipedia

  • sea cucumber — any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having a long, leathery body with tentacles around the anterior end. [1595 1605] * * * Any of 1,100 species of echinoderms constituting the class Holothurioidea, found in all oceans, mostly in shallow… …   Universalium

  • sea cucumber — Trepang Tre*pang , n. [Malay tr[=i]pang.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of large holothurians, some of which are dried and extensively used as food in China; called also {b[^e]che de mer}, {sea cucumber}, and {sea slug}. [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea cucumber — sea′ cu cumber n. ivt any echinoderm of the class Holothuroidea, having a long, body and tentacles around the mouth • Etymology: 1595–1605 …   From formal English to slang

  • Sea cucumber (food) — For the class of animals commonly known as sea cucumbers, see Holothuroidea. Sea cucumber (food) Chinese name Traditional Chinese …   Wikipedia

  • sea cucumber — n. marine invertebrate with a long body shaped like a cucumber …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea-cucumber — n. Trepang, sea slug, sea pudding, bêche de mer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea cucumber — noun Date: 1841 any of a class (Holothurioidea) of echinoderms having a tough muscular elongate body with tentacles surrounding the mouth called also holothurian …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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