Definition of Trichechus manatus
1. Noun. Sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded.
Generic synonyms: Sea Cow, Sirenian, Sirenian Mammal
Group relationships: Genus Trichecus, Trichechus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Trichechus Manatus
Literary usage of Trichechus manatus
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1. The British Critic by Robert Nares (1793)
"... and extremely fo by the genus Trichechus, till in the trichechus manatus, or round-tailed Manati, the outline of -3'quadruped is ..."
2. Adventure Guide Costa Rica by Bruce Conord, June Conord (2005)
"Its marine element is meant to provide a refuge for endangered manatees (Trichechus manatus), plus green turtles (Chelonia mydas), hawksbill (Eretmochelys ..."