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Princeton's WordNet

  1. walrus, seahorse, sea horsenoun

    either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber

  2. seahorse, sea horsenoun

    small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seahorsenoun

    1.The seahorse is a fish of a very singular form, as we see it dried, and of the needlefish kind. It is about four or five inches in length, and nearly half an inch in diameter in the broadest part. Its colour, as we see it dried, is a deep reddish brown; and its tail is turned round under the belly. It is found about the Mediterranean, and has been celebrated for medicinal virtues; but is at present wholly neglected. John Hill Materia Med.

    Etymology: sea and horse.

    Part of a large tooth, round and tapering: a tusk of the morse, or waltrons, called by some the seahorse. John Woodward.

    By ’em
    Seahorses, flound’ring in the slimy mud,
    Toss’d up their heads, and dash’d the ooze about ’em. Dry.


  1. Seahorse

    A seahorse (also written sea-horse and sea horse) is any of 46 species of small marine fish in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek hippókampos (ἱππόκαμπος), itself from híppos (ἵππος) meaning "horse" and kámpos (κάμπος) meaning "sea monster" or "sea animal". Having a head and neck suggestive of a horse, seahorses also feature segmented bony armour, an upright posture and a curled prehensile tail. Along with the pipefishes and seadragons (Phycodurus and Phyllopteryx) they form the family Syngnathidae.


  1. Seahorse

    Seahorse is the title given to 54 species of marine fish in the genus Hippocampus. "Hippocampus" comes from the Ancient Greek hippos meaning "horse" and kampos meaning "sea monster".

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seahorse in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seahorse in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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