sea devil


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Examples of sea devil in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of sea devil

1634, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea devil was in 1634

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“Sea devil.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Oct. 2021.

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