sea devil

noun

Example Sentences

a sea devil glided along the ocean floor
Recent Examples on the Web Among certain species of anglerfish, like those in the sea devil (Ceratiidae) family, males are little more than sperm sacs with nostrils. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1634, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sea devil was in 1634

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“Sea devil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20devil. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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