sea mouse


: any of various large broad marine polychaete worms (especially genus Aphrodite) covered with hairlike setae

Examples of sea mouse in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sea mouse who helps whales find their way by parting the brows above their eyes. Tishani Doshi, The New York Review of Books, 25 Mar. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1520, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sea mouse was circa 1520

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“Sea mouse.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Oct. 2023.

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