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sea cucumber Marine echinoderm found in rocky areas. It is a cylindrical animal with a fleshy body in five parts around a central axis; it has branched tentacles around the mouth. Edible species are smoked and dried. Species include the cotton-spinners (Holothuria spp.). Class Holothuroidea.
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