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wal·rus

 (wôl′rəs, wŏl′-)
n. pl. walrus or wal·rus·es
A large marine mammal (Odobenus rosmarus) of Arctic regions, related to the seals and having two long tusks, tough wrinkled skin, and four flippers.

[Dutch, of Scandinavian origin.]

walrus

(ˈwɔːlrəs; ˈwɒl-)
n, pl -ruses or -rus
(Animals) a pinniped mammal, Odobenus rosmarus, of northern seas, having a tough thick skin, upper canine teeth enlarged as tusks, and coarse whiskers and feeding mainly on shellfish: family Odobenidae
[C17: probably from Dutch, from Scandinavian; compare Old Norse hrosshvalr (literally: horse whale) and Old English horschwæl; see horse, whale]

wal•rus

(ˈwɔl rəs, ˈwɒl-)

n., pl. -rus•es, (esp. collectively) -rus.
a large marine mammal, Odobenus rosmarus, of arctic seas, related to eared seals, having large tusks and a tough, wrinkled hide.
[1645–55; < Dutch: literally, whale horse; c. German Walross, Dan hvalros; compare Old English horshwæl walrus, literally, horse-whale]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.walrus - either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubberwalrus - either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers
genus Odobenus, Odobenus - type genus of the Odobenidae: walruses
Atlantic walrus, Odobenus rosmarus - a walrus of northern Atlantic and Arctic waters
Odobenus divergens, Pacific walrus - a walrus of the Bering Sea and northern Pacific
Translations
فَظّفيل البَحْر
mrož
hvalros
mursu
morž
rozmár
rostungur
セイウチ
바다코끼리
jūrų vėplys
valzirgs
mrož
mrož
morž
valross
สัตว์ทะเลพวกเดียวกับสิงโตทะเลและแมวน้ำ
hải mã

walrus

[ˈwɔːlrəs]
A. N (walruses or walrus (pl)) → morsa f
B. CPD walrus moustache Nbigotes mpl de foca

walrus

[ˈwɔːlrəs ˈwɒlrəs] [walrus or walruses] (pl) nmorse m

walrus

nWalross nt

walrus

[ˈwɔːlrəs] ntricheco

walrus

(ˈwoːlrəs) plurals ˈwalruses ~ˈwalrus noun
a type of large sea animal with huge tusks, related to the seal.

walrus

فَظّ mrož hvalros Walross θαλάσσιος ίππος morsa mursu morse morž tricheco セイウチ 바다코끼리 walrus hvalross mors morsa морж valross สัตว์ทะเลพวกเดียวกับสิงโตทะเลและแมวน้ำ deniz aygırı hải mã 海象
References in classic literature ?
With his ivory arm frankly thrust forth in welcome, the other captain advanced, and Ahab, putting out his ivory leg, and crossing the ivory arm (like two sword-fish blades) cried out in his walrus way, Aye, aye, hearty
So it was with the CASSANDRA, as brought us all safe home from Malabar, after England took the viceroy of the Indies; so it was with the old WALRUS, Flint's old ship, as I've seen amuck with the red blood and fit to sink with gold.
After puffing and blowing like a walrus, he put his horrible thought into words:
Just then she heard something splashing about in the pool a little way off, and she swam nearer to make out what it was: at first she thought it must be a walrus or hippopotamus, but then she remembered how small she was now, and she soon made out that it was only a mouse that had slipped in like herself.
But look here--you seem to have a fondness for talking to your betters--suppose you go to Walrus Islet and talk to Sea Vitch.
Then he headed straight for Walrus Islet, a little low sheet of rocky island almost due northeast from Novastoshnah, all ledges and rock and gulls' nests, where the walrus herded by themselves.
Kadlu's eye rolled round the skin-lined snow-house till it fell on fourteen-year-old Kotuko sitting on the sleeping-bench, making a button out of walrus ivory.
From a little distance you might have taken the lumps for seal or walrus, overturned sleighs or men on a hunting expedition, or even the great Ten-legged White Spirit-Bear himself; but in spite of these fantastic shapes, all on the very edge of starting into life, there was neither sound nor the least faint echo of sound.
Here is Bill Jukes, every inch of him tattooed, the same Bill Jukes who got six dozen on the WALRUS from Flint before he would drop the bag of moidores [Portuguese gold pieces]; and Cookson, said to be Black Murphy's brother (but this was never proved), and Gentleman Starkey, once an usher in a public school and still dainty in his ways of killing; and Skylights (Morgan's Skylights); and the Irish bo'sun Smee, an oddly genial man who stabbed, so to speak, without offence, and was the only Non-conformist in Hook's crew; and Noodler, whose hands were fixed on backwards; and Robt.
The file would get dull, the rope would break, or my wings would melt in the sun; I should surely kill myself, I should be picked up maimed and crippled; I should be labelled, and put on exhibition in the museum at the Hague between the blood-stained doublet of William the Taciturn and the female walrus captured at Stavesen, and the only result of my enterprise will have been to procure me a place among the curiosities of Holland.
THE WALRUS AND THE CARPENTER" is the longest,' Tweedledum replied, giving his brother an affectionate hug.
The Walrus and the Carpenter Were walking close at hand; They wept like anything to see Such quantities of sand: "If this were only cleared away," They said, "it WOULD be grand