< /ɪˈkaɪ naɪ/.

  1. any sea urchin of the genus Echinus.
  2. Architecture.
    1. an ovolo molding, especially one having an outline with several radii or one carved with an egg-and-dart pattern.
    2. the prominent circular molding supporting the abacus of a Doric or Tuscan capital.
    3. Also called cymatium.the circular molding, usually carved with an egg-and-dart pattern, forming part of an Ionic capital between the volutes and under the balteus.

noun plural -ni (-naɪ)

  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

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