Definition of Walrus

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

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



Definition of Walrus

1. n. A very large marine mammal (Trichecus rosmarus) of the Seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean. The male has long and powerful tusks descending from the upper jaw. It uses these in procuring food and in fighting. It is hunted for its oil, ivory, and skin. It feeds largely on mollusks. Called also morse.

2. n. A very large marine mammal (Trichecus rosmarus) of the Seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean. The male has long and powerful tusks descending from the upper jaw. It uses these in procuring food and in fighting. It is hunted for its oil, ivory, and skin. It feeds largely on mollusks. Called also morse.

Definition of Walrus

1. Noun. A large Arctic marine mammal related to seals and having long tusks, tough, wrinkled skin, and four flippers. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Walrus

1. a marine mammal [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Walrus

1. A very large marine mammal (Trichecus rosmarus) of the Seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean. The male has long and powerful tusks descending from the upper jaw. It uses these in procuring food and in fighting. It is hunted for its oil, ivory, and skin. It feeds largely on mollusks. Called also morse. The walrus of the North Pacific and Behring Strait (Trichecus obesus) is regarded by some as a distinct species, by others as a variety of the common walrus. Origin: D. Walrus; of Scand. Origin; cf. Dan valros, Sw. Vallross, Norw. Hvalros; literally, whale horse; akin to Icel. Hrosshvalr, AS. Horshwael. See Whale, and Horse. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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