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castaña de mar

Plural: castañas de mar

Language: Spanish

Description: "Chestnuts of the sea." A name in Castile for sea urchins. The edible part is the orange coral or roe. They should really only be eaten live.

castaña de mar
Sea urchins, with thanks to Carballeira, a Galician restaurant in Barcelona

Pronounced: kah-STAH-nyahs deh mahr
Latin: Paracentrotus lividus (de Lamarck, 1816)
Ethnicity: Spanish
Most frequent country: Spain
Most frequent region: Castile-León

See places: Spanish food and cuisine, Castile-Léon

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