Definition of Merfolk

1. Noun. Mythical creatures that are human from the waist up and fish from the waist down. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Merfolk

1. fish people [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Merfolk

mereses
meresman
meresmen
merest
merestead
meresteads
merestone
merestones
mereswine
mereswines
merethoxylline procaine
meretricious
meretriciously
meretriciousness
merfather
merfolk (current term)
merfolks
merganser
mergansers
merge
merge sort
merge sorts
mergeable
merged
mergee
mergees
mergence
mergences
merger
merger agreement

Literary usage of Merfolk

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1. The Book of Mermaids by Patricia Saxton (2006)
"merfolk feast, play games, and revel in the lush sculpture gardens that are ... Ak; marks the independence of merfolk from the oppressive rule of the ..."

2. The Mythology of All Races by John Arnott MacCulloch, Louis Herbert Gray, George Foot Moore, Alice Werner (1916)
"... and found, upon his return, that he had been lost a whole season;38 while European tales of merfolk find their parallels in stories of underwater towns ..."

3. Pele and Hiiaka: A Myth from Hawaii by Nathaniel Bright Emerson (1915)
"Revealing the tricks of the merfolk twain, Their bodies dead as the corpse of King Log, And with them that of the Mermaid Queen; For a ray has pierced to ..."

4. The Art of the Story-teller by Marie L. Shedlock (1915)
"Then the Nixie had to rise up and go away, 1 "The punishment that can most affect merfolk is to restrict their freedom. ..."

5. North American [mythology] by Hartley Burr Alexander (1916)
"... and found, upon his return, that he had been lost a whole season;33 while European tales of merfolk find their parallels in stories of underwater towns ..."

6. Ribs and Trucks from Davy's Locker: Being Magazine Matter Broke Loose and by W. A. G. (1842)
"... the Oyster bed, for merfolk twain, Whereon they sweetly might repose, Wake up and find it " made " again, Sans chambermaid, or e'er they rose : The more ..."

7. Iceland: Its Scenes and Sagas by Sabine Baring-Gould, Alfred Newton (1863)
"... given them here to show the reader that it is quite possible that there may be a foundation of truth to the worldwide fable of the existence of merfolk. ..."

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