Sea-otter's cabbage
Sea otter Sea" ot"ter (Zo["o]l.) An aquatic carnivore ({Enhydris lutris} syn. {Enhydris marina}) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more decidedly webbed. [1913 Webster]

{Sea-otter's cabbage} (Bot.), a gigantic kelp of the Pacific Ocean ({Nereocystis Lutkeana}). See {Nereocystis}. [1913 Webster]


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  • sea-otter's-cabbage — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ noun (plural sea otter s cabbages) : a gigantic kelp (Nereocystis lütkeana) of the northern Pacific in beds of which the sea otter makes its home called also bladder kelp …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sea otter — Sea ot ter (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic carnivore ({Enhydris lutris} syn. {Enhydris marina}) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more decidedly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cabbage — This article is about the vegetable. For other uses, see Cabbage (disambiguation). Cabbage Cabbage and its cross section Details …   Wikipedia

  • sea turnip — noun : sea otter s cabbage …   Useful english dictionary

  • Enhydris lutris — Sea otter Sea ot ter (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic carnivore ({Enhydris lutris} syn. {Enhydris marina}) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Enhydris marina — Sea otter Sea ot ter (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic carnivore ({Enhydris lutris} syn. {Enhydris marina}) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nereocystis Lutkeana — Sea otter Sea ot ter (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic carnivore ({Enhydris lutris} syn. {Enhydris marina}) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nereocystis — ˌnirēōˈsistə̇s noun Usage: capitalized Etymology: New Latin, from nereo (from Greek Nēreus Nereus) + cystis : a monotypic genus of probably annual brown algae (family Laminariaceae) of the northern Pacific that have a stripe which sometimes… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bladder kelp — noun : any of various brown algae with prominent floats: as a. : bladder wrack 1 b. : sea otter s cabbage * * * any of several species of giant kelp bearing prominent flotation bladders …   Useful english dictionary

  • Maritime Fur Trade — The North West Coast during the Maritime Fur Trade era, about 1790 to 1840 The Maritime Fur Trade was a ship based fur trade system that focused on acquiring furs of sea otters and other animals from the indigenous peoples of the Pacific… …   Wikipedia

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