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Noun: urchin  ur-chin
  1. Poor and often mischievous city child
  2. Shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells
    - sea urchin

Derived forms: urchins

Type of: child, echinoderm, fry [archaic], kid [informal], kiddie [informal], kiddy [informal], minor, nestling [informal], nipper [informal], shaver [informal], small fry [informal], tiddler [Brit, informal], tike [informal], tyke [informal], wean [UK, Ireland, dialect], youngster

Part of: class Echinoidea, Echinoidea

Encyclopedia: Urchin