manatee, Trichechus manatus(noun)
sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded
Any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family Trichechidae, found in tropical regions.
There are no manatees in Armenia.
Origin: From manatí, from a language.
any species of Trichechus, a genus of sirenians; -- called alsosea cow
Origin: [Sp. manat, from the native name in Haiti. Cf. Lamantin.]
Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee, the West Indian manatee, and the West African manatee. They measure up to 13 feet long, weigh as much as 1,300 pounds, and have paddle-like flippers. The name manatí comes from the Taíno, a pre-Columbian people of the Caribbean, meaning "breast".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
man-a-tē′, n. an aquatic animal—also called the Sea-cow or Dugong (q.v.).
The numerical value of manatee in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of manatee in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
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- manatíCatalan, Valencian
- Rundschwanzseekuh, ManatiGerman
- lamantijn, zeekoeDutch
- béégashiitsoh naʼałkǫ́ǫ́ʼígííNavajo, Navaho
- peixe-boi, manati, manatimPortuguese
- lopë detiAlbanian
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