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sea·horseor sea horse (sē′hôrs′)
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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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) archaic another name for 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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|Noun||1.||seahorse - 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
|2.||seahorse - small fish with horse-like heads bent sharply downward and curled tails; swim in upright position|
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