Definition of Sea cow
1. Noun. Any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs.
Generic synonyms: Aquatic Mammal
Group relationships: Order Sirenia, Sirenia
Specialized synonyms: Manatee, Trichechus Manatus, Dugong, Dugong Dugon, Hydrodamalis Gigas, Steller's Sea Cow
Definition of Sea cow
1. Noun. Any of several marine mammals of the order ''Sirenia'', including the manatee and dugong. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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Literary usage of Sea cow
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (1894)
"said Kotick, " you 're the only people "HE HAD FOUND sea cow AT LAST." I 've ever met uglier than Sea Vitch — and with worse manners. ..."
2. The Voyage of the Vega Round Asia and Europe: With a Historical Review of by Adolf Erik Nordenskiöld (1885)
"After Korovin in 1762 (on Behring Island) had provided himself with a sufficient stock of the flesh and hides of the sea- cow for his boats .... he sailed ..."
3. Our Arctic Province: Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry Wood Elliott (1886)
"... forty-five souls in number, lived through the winter on the flesh of sea-lions, the sea-cow,t or manatee, and thus saved their scanty stock of flour; ..."
4. Our Arctic Province, Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry Wood Elliott (1906)
"... the sea-cow,f or manatee, and thus saved their scanty stock of flour ; they managed to build a little shallop out of the remains of the St. Peter, ..."
5. Bering's Voyages: An Account of the Efforts of the Russians to Determine the by Frank Alfred Golder, Leonhard Stejneger (1922)
"We then turned to hunting the sea cow and did it in the following manner. ... As the tide goes out the sea cow goes along so as not to get stranded, ..."
6. Five Years' Residence in the Canadas: Including a Tour Through Part of the by Edward Allen Talbot (1824)
"The SEA-HORSE and SEA-COW are said still to exist in the Gulf and River of St. Lawrence. :••••-. > : i . - . •* • » •• :i II " - ••. , . .l|..*. ..."