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man·a·tee

 (măn′ə-tē′)
n.
Any of various herbivorous aquatic mammals of the genus Trichechus, having paddlelike front flippers and a horizontally flattened tail and found in warm coastal waters and rivers in Florida, northern South America, West Africa, and the Caribbean.

[Spanish manatí, from Cariban manati·.]

manatee

(ˈmænəˌtiː; ˌmænəˈtiː)
n
(Animals) any sirenian mammal of the genus Trichechus, occurring in tropical coastal waters of America, the Caribbean, and Africa: family Trichechidae. They resemble whales and have a prehensile upper lip and a broad flattened tail
[C16: via Spanish from Carib Manattouī]
ˈmanaˌtoid adj

man•a•tee

(ˈmæn əˌti, ˌmæn əˈti)

n., pl. -tees.
any plant-eating aquatic mammal of the genus Trichechus, of Caribbean and W Africa waters, having front flippers and a broad spoon-shaped tail.
[1545–55; < Sp manatí < Carib; associated with Latin manātus having hands]

man·a·tee

(măn′ə-tē′)
Any of various plant-eating water mammals living in rivers and bays along the tropical Atlantic Ocean. Manatees avoid contact with humans, have flippers shaped like paddles, and are more closely related to elephants than they are to dolphins or whales.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.manatee - sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of Americamanatee - sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded
sea cow, sirenian, sirenian mammal - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs
genus Trichecus, Trichechus - type and sole genus of the Trichechidae
Translations
manato
manaatti
manatus
manat
海牛

manatee

[ˌmænəˈtiː] Nmanatí m

manatee

n(Rundschwanz)seekuh f

manatee

[ˌmænəˈtiː] n (mammal) → lamantino
References in classic literature ?
Its difference from the manatee consisted in its upper jaw, which was armed with two long and pointed teeth which formed on each side diverging tusks.
When a man's fingers have been amputated, imperfect nails sometimes appear on the stumps: I could as soon believe that these vestiges of nails have appeared, not from unknown laws of growth, but in order to excrete horny matter, as that the rudimentary nails on the fin of the manatee were formed for this purpose.
Owen states, proves indisputably that it was intimately related to the Gnawers, the order which, at the present day, includes most of the smallest quadrupeds: in many details it is allied to the Pachydermata: judging from the position of its eyes, ears, and nostrils, it was probably aquatic, like the Dugong and Manatee, to which it is also allied.
On average, one calf is born to a female manatee every two to five years.
The Manatee County Judicial Center was officially dedicated to the people of Manatee County May 22 by Chief Judge Lee Haworth on behalf of the judges of the 12th Judicial Circuit Court and the members of the Manatee County Bar Association.
Without a way to see under water, it was frustratingly hard to determine precisely how boats affected manatee behavior.
In Coastal Management (April-June 2007), Michael Sorice and two colleagues from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission summarize an attempt at manatee salvation.
Florida has even adopted the manatee as its state marine mammal.
In late July, a manatee spotted traveling north from Delaware, past Maryland, and eventually into the Hudson River made national news.
The Antillean manatee (Trichechus manatus manatus) inhabits the coastal waters of eastern Mexico, and Central America, northern South America, and the Greater Antilles.
Fish and Wildlife Service, outlines tasks to identify and reduce human-related mortality, identify and protect manatee habitat, and develop criteria and biological information needed for recovery of the Puerto Rico population.
The 17% solution: The program, according to Roger Dearing, superintendent of the School District of Manatee County, is part of what he calls "The 17 percent solution.