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sea·horse

or sea horse  (sē′hôrs′)
n.
1. Any of various small marine fishes of the genus Hippocampus, characteristically swimming in an upright position and having a prehensile tail, a head that resembles that of a horse, and a body encased in bony rings.
2. A walrus.
3. Mythology An animal, half fish and half horse, ridden by Neptune and other sea gods.
4. A large white-capped wave.
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sea horse

n
1. (Animals) any marine teleost fish of the temperate and tropical genus Hippocampus, having a bony-plated body, a prehensile tail, and a horselike head and swimming in an upright position: family Syngnathidae (pipefishes)
2. (Animals) an archaic name for the walrus
3. (Classical Myth & Legend) a fabled sea creature with the tail of a fish and the front parts of a horse
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sea′ horse`

or sea′horse`,


n.
1. any of various fishes of the genus Hippocampus, of the pipefish family, having a prehensile tail, an elongated snout, and a head bent at right angles to the body.
2. a fabled marine animal with the foreparts of a horse and the hind parts of a fish.
[1425–75; late Middle English sehors walrus; compare German Seepferd]
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sea horse

Any of several small ocean fish having a head resembling that of a horse, a body covered with bony plates, and a tail that can be curled around a supporting object. The male stores eggs in a pouch on its belly until they hatch.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea horse - either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubbersea horse - 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
2.sea horse - small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position
pipefish, needlefish - fish with long tubular snout and slim body covered with bony plates
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Translations

sea horse

ncavalluccio marino
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
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