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Definition of "sea cucumber" []

  • Any of various cucumber-shaped echinoderms of the class Holothuroidea, having a flexible body with tentacles surrounding the mouth. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sea cucumber" in a sentence
  • "Those commodities included pearl shell and dried sea cucumber as well as bird of paradise skins and other rare items, and a voyage out to Aru could be the central event of a Buginese trader’s lifetime, like a Moslem’s long pilgrimage to Mecca."
  • "The merchants of Macassar, both the Buginese and the immigrant Chinese, dealt in a wide variety of natural products from throughout the Malay region—rattan from Borneo, sandalwood and beeswax from Flores and Timor, sea cucumber from the Gulf of Carpentaria, cajuputi oil from Bouru, as well as staples such as rice and coffee."
  • "Mr. Gaite has dropped his day’s work like a rancid sea cucumber in order to concern himself with my needs."