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sea cow

noun
1.
any sirenian, as the manatee or dugong.
2.
Obsolete. the hippopotamus.
Origin
1605-1615
1605-15
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Examples for sea cow
  • The closest relative to the elephants are the relatives of the sea cow.
  • Certain human activities are also the main problem facing the endangered manatee, or sea cow.
British Dictionary definitions for sea cow

sea cow

noun
1.
any sirenian mammal, such as a dugong or manatee
2.
an archaic name for walrus
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Slang definitions & phrases for sea cow

sea cow

noun phrase

Milk, esp canned milk (WWII Navy)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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