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sirenian

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noun si·re·ni·an \sī-ˈrē-nē-ən\

Definition of sirenian

  1. :  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

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