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sand dollar

n.
1. Any of various thin circular echinoderms of the order Clypeasteroida, especially Echinarachnius parma, of coastal northern Atlantic and Pacific waters, having a covering of short movable spines.
2. The disklike internal skeleton of a sand dollar, having five radially symmetric oblong markings and often a pattern of long narrow holes.
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sand dollar

n
(Animals) any of various flattened disclike echinoderms of the order Clypeasteroida, of shallow North American coastal waters: class Echinoidea (sea urchins)
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sand′ dol`lar


n.
any flat, disklike echinoderm of the order Clypeasteroidea, of the same class as sea urchins, living on sandy bottoms.
[1880–85, Amer.]
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Noun1.sand dollar - flattened disklike sea urchins that live on sandy bottomssand dollar - flattened disklike sea urchins that live on sandy bottoms
sea urchin - shallow-water echinoderms having soft bodies enclosed in thin spiny globular shells
Exocycloida, order Exocycloida - flat sea urchins
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