Rytina
Rytina Ryt"i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ryti`s a wrinkle.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); -- called also {Steller's sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}. [Written also {Rhytina}.] [1913 Webster]

Note: It is now extinct, but was formerly abundant at Bering's Island, near Bering's Straits. It was twenty-five feet or more in length, with a thick, blackish, naked skin. The last were killed in 1768 for their oil and flesh. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • rytina — I. ˈritənə Etymology: New Latin, irregular from rhyt + ina synonym of hydrodamalis II. noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin Rytina (I) …   Useful english dictionary

  • rytina — ryt·i·na …   English syllables

  • Rytina Stelleri — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rhytina — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • steller — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stellerine — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Steller's sea cow — Rytina Ryt i*na, n. [NL., fr. Gr. ryti s a wrinkle.] (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of large edentulous sirenians, allied to the dugong and manatee, including but one species ({Rytina Stelleri}); called also {Steller s sea cow}, {stellerine} and {steller}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vieryti — ×viẽryti, ija ( yja), ijo ( yjo) KBII193, BS152, NdŽ, FrnW, KŽ; Lex43,61,88, H, Q225, R, R178,354, MŽ, MŽ474 1. tr., intr. ŽCh23 laikyti neabejotinu dalyku, manyti ką esant iš tikrųjų, neabejoti, tikėti: Jis man tą žinią davė, ale aš ja… …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • steller — stel ler, n. [After Geo. W. Steller, a German naturalist.] (Zo[ o]l.) The rytina; called also {stellerine} and {Steller s sea cow}. See {rytina}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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