sea unicorn
Narwhal Nar"whal (n[aum]r"hw[.a]l), n. [Sw. or Dan. narvhal; akin to Icel. n[=a]hvalr, and E. whale. the first syllable is perh. from Icel. n[=a]r corpse, dead body, in allusion to the whitish color its skin. See {Whale}.] [Written also {narwhale} and {narwal}.] (Zo["o]l.) An arctic cetacean ({Monodon monocerous}), about twenty feet long. The male usually has one long, twisted, pointed canine tooth, or tusk, projecting forward from the upper jaw like a horn, whence it is called also {sea unicorn}, {unicorn fish}, and {unicorn whale}. Sometimes two horns are developed, side by side. [1913 Webster]

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  • Sea unicorn — Sea u ni*corn (Zo[ o]l.) The narwhal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea unicorn — noun : narwhal * * * sea unicorn noun A former name for the narwhal • • • Main Entry: ↑sea * * * sea unicorn, the narwhal, so called from the single hornlike tusk of the male …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sea-unicorn — n. Narwhal, unicorn fish, unicorn whale (Monodon monoceros) …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • sea unicorn — /si ˈjunəkɔn/ (say see yoohnuhkawn) noun → narwhal …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Unicorn (Dungeons & Dragons) — (For the mythological creature, see: Unicorn)Infobox D D creature caption= name=Unicorn alignment= type=Magical beast subtype= source= first= mythical=Unicorn based= wizards image URL=http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/MM35 gallery/MM35 PG249.jpg… …   Wikipedia

  • unicorn fish — Narwhal Nar whal (n[aum]r hw[.a]l), n. [Sw. or Dan. narvhal; akin to Icel. n[=a]hvalr, and E. whale. the first syllable is perh. from Icel. n[=a]r corpse, dead body, in allusion to the whitish color its skin. See {Whale}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unicorn whale — Narwhal Nar whal (n[aum]r hw[.a]l), n. [Sw. or Dan. narvhal; akin to Icel. n[=a]hvalr, and E. whale. the first syllable is perh. from Icel. n[=a]r corpse, dead body, in allusion to the whitish color its skin. See {Whale}.] [Written also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • unicorn-fish — n. (Ich.) Sea unicorn, narwhal, unicorn whale …   New dictionary of synonyms

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