sirenian


si·re·ni·an

noun \sī-ˈrē-nē-ən\

Definition of SIRENIAN

:  any of an order (Sirenia) of aquatic herbivorous mammals (as a manatee, dugong, or Steller's sea cow) that have large forelimbs resembling paddles, no hind limbs, and a flattened tail resembling a fin
sirenian adjective

Origin of SIRENIAN

New Latin Sirenia, from Latin siren
First Known Use: 1883

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

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