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[From New Latin Sīrēnia, order name, from Latin Sīrēn, Siren; see siren.]

si·re′ni·an adj.


(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Sirenia, an order of aquatic herbivorous placental mammals having forelimbs modified as paddles, no hind limbs, and a horizontally flattened tail: contains only the dugong and manatees
(Animals) any animal belonging to the order Sirenia; a sea cow


(saɪˈri ni ən)

an aquatic, herbivorous mammal of the order Sirenia, including the manatee and dugong.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sirenian - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbssirenian - any of two families of large herbivorous aquatic mammals with paddle-shaped tails and flipper-like forelimbs and no hind limbs
aquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
order Sirenia, Sirenia - an animal order including: manatees; dugongs; Steller's sea cow
manatee, Trichechus manatus - sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded
dugong, Dugong dugon - sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate
Hydrodamalis gigas, Steller's sea cow - extinct large sirenian mammal formerly found near the Asiatic coast of the Bering Sea
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Yn ymuno a nhw bydd tri chor - Cor Cantorion Sirenian o Wrecsam, Cor Godre'r Garth o ardal Caerdydd a Chor Siambr Adelaide o Awstralia, enillwyr Requiem Verdi S4C, nos Sadwrn 7pm s4c.
A 200 strong choir, featuring The Sirenian Singers, Cr Caerdydd, The South African Fezeka Choir and the newly formed Llangollen International Eisteddfod Chorus will unite on stage to deliver this unique message of peace.
Other performances featured the Birmingham Community Gospel Choir and the Cantorian Sirenian Singers.
Some of these names may be unfamiliar: SIRENIAN (a member of the mammalian order Sirenia--sea cows); SPRINGER (a flying fish); WANDEROO (a langur monkey); STAGGARD (a stag in its 4th year); COMMENSAL (an animal which lives attached to another and shares its food); WARRIGAL (Australian wild dog); KOLINSKI (a mink); HARTEBEEST(an antelope); DIDELPHIS (an opossum); BUSH BABY (an African lemur); FILANDER (an intestinal worm; also a Kangaroo); MASTODON (an extinct elephant-like mammal); POPINJAY (a parrot); PETREL (a small sea bird); CURASSOW (a turkey-like bird); STANYEL (a kestrel).
Last October, the confrontation between the Makah and Sea Shepherd grew violent when angry tribal members pelted the Sea Shepherd vessel Sirenian with rocks, injuring two crew members, and damaging the group's Zodiac raft.
These include 124 catalogued specimens of 17 species of cetaceans (nine whales and eight dolphins) and one species of sirenian (manatee).
In 1990 she founded and become musical director of the internationally acclaimed Cantorian Sirenian Singers, an adult mixed voice choir which was the first Welsh choir to win the prestigious Contact EMAIL: Or Daily Choir of the World Competition at Llangollen International Eisteddfod, together with numerous accolades throughout Europe and the UK.
It featured a 200-strong choir taking to the stage to deliver the piece, featuring the Sirenian Singers, Cr Caerdydd, Cr y Cwm and Cr Ieuenctid Mn.
AWARD-winning Sirenian Singers will be heralding the begining of the Christmas period with a ''Seasonal Wassail'' at All Saints Church, Gresford on Saturday.
At the end of the first day, the Cantorion Sirenian Singers, who have previously sold out the Symphony Hall, will perform music from five continents.
He has returned to Los Angeles to take Sirenian to the Galapagos, where she will retain three Sea Shepherd volunteer crew and take on a captain and engineering staff from the Park Service and Ecuadorian Navy to begin a five-year tour of duty in the Marine Reserve.