Related to Lamantin: dugong


n.1.(Zool.) The manatee.
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When they wished to change their place, they took little jumps, made by the contraction of their bodies, and helped awkwardly enough by their imperfect fin, which, as with the lamantin, their cousins, forms a perfect forearm.
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The first hotel we stopped off at was the luxurious Lamantin Beach Hotel, which is in the resort of Saly, around 50 miles south of the city of Dakar, where we flew into.
It was with a heavy heart we left Lamantin but we hadn't reckoned on the further delights that were to follow.