Recent Examples of dugong from the Web
Keep an eye out for dugong, a docile—but easily started—sea cow that delirious sailors of yore took for mermaids.
Japanese officials said in 2012 the project would have no negative effect on the dugong, and U.S. officials reached the same conclusion two years later.
The remains were initially believed to belong to a manatee or a dugong, but a team from the municipal office of Cagdianao says the remains came from a whale that had been dead for two weeks.
The dugong, one of four species of sea cow in the order Sirenia, live throughout shallow waters of the Indo-Pacific.
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Origin and Etymology of dugong
First Known Use: 1800See Words from the same year
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