sea slug

sea slug
noun Date: 1779 1. sea cucumber 2. a naked marine gastropod; specifically nudibranch

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  • Sea slug — can mean:* Nudibranch, a member of the order Nudibranchia of opisthobranch gastropods * Opisthobranchia, a common name that is also applied to a very large group of heterobranch gastropod mollusks, which includes the nudibranchs, sea hares,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sea slug — Slug Slug, n. [OE. slugge slothful, sluggen to be slothful; cf. LG. slukk low spirited, sad, E. slack, slouch, D. slak, slek, a snail.] 1. A drone; a slow, lazy fellow; a sluggard. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. A hindrance; an obstruction. [Obs.] Bacon …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea slug — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A holothurian. (b) A nudibranch mollusk. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea slug — sea′ slug n. ivt a nudibranch • Etymology: 1770–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea slug — n. NUDIBRANCH …   English World dictionary

  • sea slug — noun any of various marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia having a shell less and often beautifully colored body • Syn: ↑nudibranch • Hypernyms: ↑gastropod, ↑univalve • Hyponyms: ↑Hermissenda crassicornis …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea slug — 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 slug — /ˈsi slʌg/ (say see slug) noun any of various nudibranch, slug like, marine, opisthobranch molluscs …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea-slug — n. Trepang, sea cucumber, bêhe demer …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea slug —   See sea cucumber …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

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