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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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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
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walrus

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

nWalross nt
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walrus

[ˈwɔːlrəs] ntricheco
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walrus

(ˈwoːlrəs) plurals ˈwalruses ~ˈwalrus noun
a type of large sea animal with huge tusks, related to the seal.
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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
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With the landless gull, that at sunset folds her wings and is rocked to sleep between billows; so at nightfall, the Nantucketer, out of sight of land, furls his sails, and lays him to his rest, while under his very pillow rush herds of walruses and whales.
We do not mean that his voice was a mere thread, such as we sometimes hear issuing from the mouth of these walruses; on the contrary, it was a strong voice, but stifled, an idea of which can be given only by comparing it with the noise of a saw cutting into soft and moistened wood,--the voice of a worn-out speculator.
In a particularly traumatic scene in Our Planet onNetflix, a number of walruses are seen falling off the edge of cliffs, plunging to their deaths.
AS SUMMER SEA ICE BEGAN MELTING away in the Arctic last August, some 25,000 Pacific walruses piled onto a barrier island in the northwest reaches of Alaska's Chukchi Sea in what has become a common occurrence in recent years.
How well walruses cope with less sea ice is at the heart of a legal fight over whether walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them an added protection against human encroachments.
It saw a band of merry walruses march through the town before a ceremony atthe iconic Grand Fountain landmark.
A chart-topping 14 million people saw episode one of the wildlife series Blue Planet II, which included dramatic footage of walruses fighting to find a home, along with dazzling scenes of surfing dolphins and a sex-changing fish.
A charttopping 14 million people saw episode one of the wildlife series Blue Planet II, which included dramatic footage of walruses fighting to find a home, along with dazzling scenes of surfing dolphins and a sexchanging fish.
The chart-topping episode included dramatic footage of walruses fighting, along with scenes of surfing dolphins and a sexchanging fish.
But as ice floes diminish, competition for a spot is so fierce she must fight her way through the other breeding walruses - if she dares.
In "Walrus" (9781772271423, $15.95, HC, 24pp) children ages 5 to 7 will learn about how walruses raise their young in the cold Arctic ocean, what they eat and where they can be found, along with other interesting information, like the fascinating uses for their characteristic tusks.
Fifty of 58 walruses (Odobenus rosmarus rosmarus) instrumented with satellite-linked transmitters in four areas in eastern Smith Sound, Northwest Greenland, during May and June of 2010-13 and 2015 provided data for this study.