sea cow
noun Date: 1613 dugong

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Sea cow — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The mantee. (b) The dugong. (c) The walrus. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea cow — n. any of an order (Sirenia) of large, vegetarian sea mammals with a cigar shaped body, a blunt snout, large, mobile lips, flipperlike forelimbs, and a tail fluke, consisting of the dugong and manatee …   English World dictionary

  • sea cow — sea′ cow n. mam the manatee or dugong • Etymology: 1605–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea cow — ► NOUN ▪ a sirenian, especially a manatee …   English terms dictionary

  • sea cow — 1. any sirenian, as the manatee or dugong. 2. Obs. the hippopotamus. [1605 15] * * * or Steller s sea cow Extinct aquatic mammal (Hydrodamalis gigas) that lived around islands in the Bering Sea. It was discovered in 1741 and described by a member …   Universalium

  • sea cow — noun any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle shaped tails and flipper like forelimbs and no hind limbs • Syn: ↑sirenian mammal, ↑sirenian • Hypernyms: ↑aquatic mammal • Hyponyms: ↑manatee, ↑Trichechus manatus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea cow — manatee man a*tee , n. [Sp. manat[ i], from the native name in Haiti. Cf. {Lamantin}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any species of {Trichechus}, a genus of sirenians; called also {sea cow}. [Written also {manaty}, {manati}.] [1913 Webster] Note: One species… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea cow — diugonis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Dugong dugon angl. dugong; sea cow vok. Dugong rus. дюгонь; обыкновенный дюгонь pranc. dugon; dugong ryšiai: platesnis terminas – diugoniai …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sea cow — type of large sea mammal …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sea-cow — n. 1. Walrus, morse, sea horse (Trichechus rosmarus). 2. Manatee, lamantine. 3. Dugong, halicore …   New dictionary of synonyms

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