Definitions for manateeˈmæn əˌti, ˌmæn əˈti

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  1. manatee, Trichechus manatus(noun)

    sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded

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  1. manatee(Noun)

    Any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family Trichechidae, found in tropical regions.

    There are no manatees in Armenia.

  2. Origin: From manatí, from a language.

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  1. Manatee(noun)

    any species of Trichechus, a genus of sirenians; -- called alsosea cow

  2. Origin: [Sp. manat, from the native name in Haiti. Cf. Lamantin.]

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  1. Manatee

    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".

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  1. emanate, enemata

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