from The Century Dictionary.

  • Resembling or related to a manatee; of or pertaining to the Manatidæ; manatoid.


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  • 1921-1964 OsW Marine beasties supply ten animalines: cyprine carp 1828 O octopine octopus 1914 delphine dolphin 1828 OsW OW ostracine oyster 1890 delphinine dolphin O OW homarine lobster 1880 phocaenine porpoise OW 1890 OW manatine manatee OW phocine seal 1846 OW megapterine hump - back whale W Finally, beasts of the mind occupy the last three places in my extended corpus: basilicine basilisk 1855 sphinxine sphinx 1845

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1 1977


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  • What does it mean?

    December 29, 2008

  • "Resembling a manatee; related to the manatees." -- OED

    December 29, 2008

  • Thanks! It's a great word!

    December 29, 2008