sea hare

noun

Definition of sea hare

: any of various large opisthobranch mollusks (especially genus Aplysia) that have an arched back and two anterior tentacles and have the shell much reduced or missing

Examples of sea hare in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Live crabs, algae, anemones and a sea hare, collected from the La Jolla tide pools that morning, were displayed in plastic cups and aquariums on one of the tables. San Diego Union-Tribune, "World Below the Waves brings tide pools to children," 18 July 2019 This is wrong; Aplysia is a sea hare, a group within the sea slugs. John Timmer, Ars Technica, "Researchers claim to have transferred a memory between two sea slugs," 16 May 2018

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First Known Use of sea hare

1593, in the meaning defined above

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“Sea hare.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20hare. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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