Uni (ウニ - Sea Urchin)

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Oct 26, 2018 23:44 English essay
Uni

Yesterday, I wrote about the fish 'harisenbon' (ハリセンボン - porcupinefish/blowfish).

Today, I would like to talk about 'uni' (ウニ), which has many spines as well as porcupinefish.

'Uni' is known as "sea urchin" in English, and it can be written as 海胆 or 海栗 in kanji.

海 means "sea," 胆 means "organ," and 栗 means "chestnut."

This is because the shucked sea urchin looks like "organ" and the outer shape of sea urchin looks like "chestnut."

Incidentally, according to the survey of an aquarium, the number of spines of a purple sea urchin was 2850.
ウニ

昨日は「ハリセンボン」という生き物について書きました。

今日は、ハリセンボンと同じように多くの棘を持つ「ウニ」を紹介します。

「ウニ」は漢字で「海胆」や「海栗」と書きます。

「海」は "sea," 「胆」 "organ," 栗は "chestnut" を意味します。

ウニの実が「胆」に見えることや、ウニの外形が「栗」のように見えることに由来します。

ちなみに、ある水族館でムラサキウニの棘の数を数えたところ、2850本あったそうです。