Any one of numerous species of echinoderms of the order Echinoidea.
A spherical-spine covered animal "Paracentrotus lividus" and other species up to 8 cm in diameter, which lives on rocky coasts in all oceans and seas. The spines require careful handling. They are opened when alive and the orange colored ovaries are removed and either eaten raw or used as a garnish. Must be live when purchased and consumed as soon as possible.
A round spiny creature found off the coasts of Europe and America. The only edible portion is the coral, usually eaten raw with fresh lemon juice.
A small marine echinoderm of the class Echinoidea, with a spherical or flattened spiny shell.
shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells
Animals with long bristling spines, tube feet, and five movable tooth-like parts in the mouth.
n. Phylum Echinodermata, Class Echinoidea. A group of grazing or burrowing echinoderms typically covered with long sharp spines.
A small spherical shellfish that is covered with pointed spines. The bright orange roe that is found along the inside wall of the sea urchin is what is eaten. The roe has a strong ocean/iodine flavor coupled with a noticeable sweet and fatty quality. It is eaten raw or pureed into sauces.
Sea urchins are spiny sea creatures of the class Echinoidea found in oceans all over the world. (The name urchin is an Old English name for the round spiny hedgehogs sea urchins resemble). Their shell, which biologists call the test, is globular in shape and covered with spines.