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      n   pl   , -ni  
1      (Architect)   an ovolo moulding between the shaft and the abacus of a Doric column  
2    any of the sea urchins of the genus Echinus, such as E. esculentus (edible sea urchin) of the Mediterranean  
     (C14: from Latin, from Greek ekhinos)  
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