sea cow

noun

Definition of sea cow

Examples of sea cow in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Bright green lettuce floats along cloudy gray waters, with sea cow humps breaking the surface as state and federal biologists pitch more heads of lettuce to appease the hungry manatee mob. Jim Waymer, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2022 The genome of Steller’s sea cow was decoded, and plans were unveiled to create a seagrass nursery for the Indian River Lagoon’s starving manatees. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper’s Magazine , 27 Apr. 2022 Island outcroppings in estuaries up and down Florida have become sea cow mass graveyards as more manatees succumb to the ravages of hunger every day. Jim Waymer, USA TODAY, 8 Feb. 2022 Some of the items were labeled as being made from bones from the Steller’s sea cow, a manatee-like animal that was hunted to extinction in the 1760s. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 6 Feb. 2022 Manatees were chosen as the mascot for this year’s Christmas in July; Save the Manatee Club will have a booth to raise awareness of Florida’s beloved sea cow and collect donations amid a year of record manatee deaths. Patrick Connolly, orlandosentinel.com, 30 July 2021 An unofficial mascot of Florida sometimes called a sea cow, the rotund manatee is a large, slow-moving aquatic mammal. BostonGlobe.com, 9 June 2021 Walsh and De Freese do too, and Anderson is optimistic that his seagrass restoration will continue to pay off for Florida's sea cow. Scottie Andrew, CNN, 30 May 2021 The emaciated remains, reported by waterfront residents or spotted by boaters, have been collected and dumped on the sandy outcroppings by state wildlife officers, turning these idyllic tropical settings into sea cow mass graveyards. Jim Waymer, USA TODAY, 8 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sea cow

1613, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea cow was in 1613

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Last Updated

15 May 2022

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“Sea cow.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20cow. Accessed 26 May. 2022.

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