manatee definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different herbivorous aquatic animals of the genus Trichechus, having paddlelike front side flippers and a horizontally flattened end and found in warm seaside waters of Florida, northern South America, West Africa, plus the Caribbean.
    • Any of a number of plant-eating marine mammals, of household Trichechidae, present in tropical regions.
    • Any types of Trichechus, a genus of sirenians; -- called in addition sea cow.
    • A sea-cow; a gregarious herbivorous aquatic sirenian mammal, of this genus Manatus, family ManatidÅ“, and purchase Sirenia.
    • sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of The united states; the level tail is curved

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