Steller's sea cow

noun

Definition of Steller's sea cow

: an extinct very large sirenian (Hydrodamalis gigas) formerly common near the Asian coast of the Bering Sea

First Known Use of Steller's sea cow

1814, in the meaning defined above

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“Steller's sea cow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Steller%27s%20sea%20cow. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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