Echinus



[ih-kahy-nuh s] /ɪˈkaɪ nəs/

noun, plural echini
[ih-kahy-nahy] /ɪˈkaɪ naɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
any sea urchin of the genus Echinus.
2.
Architecture.

/ɪˈkaɪnəs/
noun (pl) -ni (-naɪ)
1.
(architect) an ovolo moulding between the shaft and the abacus of a Doric column
2.
any of the sea urchins of the genus Echinus, such as E. esculentus (edible sea urchin) of the Mediterranean

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