Echinus definitions

ĭ-kī'nəs
A sea urchin of the genus Echinus.
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A convex molding just below the abacus of a Doric capital.
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Molding under the abacus of the capital of a Doric column.
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Any of several similar moldings.
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(architecture) The rounded moulding forming the bell of the capital of the Grecian Doric style, which is of a peculiar elastic curve.
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(architecture) The quarter-round moulding (ovolo) of the Roman Doric style.
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(architecture) The egg-and-anchor or egg-and-dart moulding, because often identified with the Roman Doric capital.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Echinidae — certain sea urchins.
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Origin of echinus

Latin echīnus sea urchin from Greek ekhīnos sea urchin, hedgehog from ekhis adder, viper