sea mouse

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sea mouse

n.
Any of various large marine polychaete worms of the genus Aphrodite, especially A. aculeata, having a flattened elliptic body with overlapping scales covered by long hairs.

sea mouse

n
(Animals) any of several large polychaete worms of the genus Aphrodite and related genera, having a broad flattened body covered dorsally with a dense mat of iridescent hairlike chaetae
[C16: so called because of its appearance]

sea′ mouse`


n.
any large oval marine annelid worm of the genus Aphrodite covered with long bristles.
[1510–20]
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Noun1.sea mouse - any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the backsea mouse - any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back
polychaete, polychaete worm, polychete, polychete worm - chiefly marine annelids possessing both sexes and having paired appendages (parapodia) bearing bristles