nounWord forms: plural eˈchiˌni (ɪˈkaɪˌnaɪ
molding under the abacus of the capital of a Doric column
any of several similar moldings
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Word origin of 'echinus'L < Gr echinos < IE *eĝhinos, of snakes < base *eĝhi-, snake