sea cow

noun

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Examples of sea cow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Plus, who wouldn’t want to ring in the new year snorkeling with a sea cow? al, "Swim with manatees in this charming Florida town," 16 Oct. 2019 The list of the fallen includes some relatively familiar creatures, such as the passenger pigeon and the Steller’s sea cow. Washington Post, "Scientists decry 'ignorance’ of rolling back species protections in the midst of a mass extinction," 15 Aug. 2019 Dugongs are a species of sea cow which graze on sea grasses in the Indian and Pacific oceans. Stephanie Bailey, CNN, "Meet the Thai actor who helped make a baby sea cow an internet star," 6 Aug. 2019 Hundreds would turn out to try to get a glimpse of the sea cow. J.r. Gonzales, Houston Chronicle, "In 1995, a manatee made its way up Buffalo Bayou. Houstonians were enthralled," 5 Aug. 2019 This marine animal - sometimes described as a sea cow - is usually found in Florida’s shallow rivers, bays, canals, and coastal waters. Fox News, "Manatee shocks Florida man when it comes ashore to munch on grass," 28 July 2019 As Florida manatees are dying at a record pace from the cold winter and algae blooms, one unlikely sea cow duo has surprised researchers for their persistence in braving frigid temperatures to survive. Jason Ruiter, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Lake's only pair of manatees survive winter as manatees die at record pace," 14 Mar. 2018 Buffett joined with Florida Gov. Bob Graham in 1981 to found the Save the Manatee Club, which protects the state’s indigenous sea cows. Trevor Fraser, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Eagles, Buffett: 2 coasts, 1 attitude," 12 Apr. 2018 The 1-year-old sea cow was rescued off the Florida coast on April 9. Carol Motsinger, Cincinnati.com, "Meet the newest addition to the Cincinnati Zoo," 24 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sea cow

1613, in the meaning defined above

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15 Nov 2019

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“Sea cow.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20cow. Accessed 22 November 2019.

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