Definition of Sea horse

1. Noun. Either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber.

Exact synonyms: Seahorse, Walrus
Generic synonyms: Pinnatiped, Pinniped, Pinniped Mammal
Group relationships: Genus Odobenus, Odobenus
Specialized synonyms: Atlantic Walrus, Odobenus Rosmarus, Odobenus Divergens, Pacific Walrus

2. Noun. Small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position.
Exact synonyms: Seahorse
Generic synonyms: Needlefish, Pipefish
Group relationships: Genus Hippocampus, Hippocampus

Definition of Sea horse

1. Noun. Any of various small marine fish of the genus ''Hippocampus'' that have a horselike head and swim upright. ¹

2. Noun. The walrus. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sea horse

1. 1. A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs or ridden by the Nereids. It is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus. 2. The walrus. Any fish of the genus Hippocampus. In a passage of Dryden's, the word is supposed to refer to the hippopotamus. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Horse

sea gudgeon
sea gudgeons
sea gull
sea gull murmur
sea hare
sea hawk
sea heath
sea hedgehog
sea hedgehogs
sea hen
sea hog
sea hogs
sea holly
sea holm
sea holms
sea horse (current term)
sea horses
sea hulver
sea ice
sea island cotton
sea ivories
sea ivory
sea jellies
sea jelly
sea kale
sea king
sea kings
sea kittens
sea laces
sea ladder

Literary usage of Sea horse

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The typical sea-horse (Hippocampus) can coil up a great portion of its tail, and firmly attach ... SeaHorse."

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