Definitions for walrusˈwɔl rəs, ˈwɒl-
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
wal•rusˈwɔl rəs, ˈwɒl-(n.)(pl.)-rus•es; -rus.
a large marine mammal, Odobenus rosmarus, of arctic seas, related to eared seals, having large tusks and a tough, wrinkled hide.
Origin of walrus:
1645–55; < D: lit., whale horse; c. G Walross, Dan hvalros; cf. OE horshwæl walrus, lit., horse-whale
walrus, seahorse, sea horse(noun)
either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
walrus(noun)ˈwɔl rəs, ˈwɒl-
a large animal with tusks, living near the ocean
A large Arctic marine mammal related to seals and having long tusks, tough, wrinkled skin, and four flippers.
Origin: From hvalros, inversion of hrosshvalr. Compare Dutch walrus, Icelandic hross and hvalur and German Walross.
a very large marine mammal (Trichecus rosmarus) of the Seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean. The male has long and powerful tusks descending from the upper jaw. It uses these in procuring food and in fighting. It is hunted for its oil, ivory, and skin. It feeds largely on mollusks. Called also morse
Translations for walrus
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a type of large sea animal with huge tusks, related to the seal.
- فيل البَحْرArabic
- morsaPortuguese (BR)
- das WalroßGerman
- θαλάσσιος ίπποςGreek
- فيل درياييFarsi
- סוּס יָםHebrew
- दरियाई घोड़ाHindi
- jūrų vėplysLithuanian
- anjing lautMalay
- deniz aygırı, morsTurkish
- 海象Chinese (Trad.)
- گوشت خور سمندری جانورUrdu
- hải mãVietnamese
- 海象Chinese (Simp.)
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