Definition of Sea hare

1. Noun. Naked marine gastropod having a soft body with reduced internal shell and two pairs of ear-like tentacles.

Exact synonyms: Aplysia Punctata
Generic synonyms: Gastropod, Univalve
Group relationships: Aplysia, Genus Aplysia, Genus Tethus, Tethys

Definition of Sea hare

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Aplysia'' of the family ''Aplysiidae'', large marine gastropod molluscs with a soft internal shell made of protein. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sea hare

1. Any tectibranchiate mollusk of the genus Aplysia. See Aplysia. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Hare

sea gherkin
sea ginger
sea girdles
sea girkin
sea goose
sea gooseberry
sea gown
sea gowns
sea grape
sea green
sea gudgeon
sea gudgeons
sea gull
sea gull murmur
sea hare (current term)
sea hawk
sea heath
sea hedgehog
sea hedgehogs
sea hen
sea hog
sea hogs
sea holly
sea holm
sea holms
sea horse
sea horses
sea hulver
sea ice

Literary usage of Sea hare

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1. Curious Creatures in Zoology: With 130 Illus. Throughout the Text by John Ashton (1890)
"... and brings her young to the Sea, first blind, and, afterwards, he comes to see. " THE sea hare. " The Sea-Hare is found to be of divers kinds in the ..."

2. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1857)
"No less wonderful, too, are the particulars which we find stated relative to the sea-hare.18 Taken with the food or drink, it is a poison to some persons ..."

3. A Year at the Shore by Philip Henry Gosse (1865)
"In our Sea-hare these take the form of complicated leaflets, which are the other mounting an angle of rock, showing the front of its head, are depicted in ..."

4. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania by Royal Society of Tasmania (1871)
"Mr. M. Allport called attention to the presentation of the " sea hare " (No. 20), by Mr. Francis Smith (son of the Chief Justice), which is of peculiar ..."

5. Winston's Cumulative Loose-leaf Encyclopedia: A Comprehensive Reference Bookedited by Charles Morris edited by Charles Morris (1921)
"Sea-hare C^WP*Wf the name of a ' genus of ... Four tentacles exist, and the eyes are situated at the base of the Depilatory Sea-hare (Apli/tia ..."

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