manatee[man′ə tē′, man′ə tē′]
manatee definition by Webster's New World
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any of a family (Trichechidae) of sirenians living in shallow tropical waters near the coasts of North and South America and W Africa; sea cow
Origin: Spanish manatí ; from native (Carib) name
manatee definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various herbivorous aquatic mammals of the genus Trichechus, having paddlelike front flippers and a horizontally flattened tail and found in warm coastal waters of Florida, northern South America, West Africa, and the Caribbean.
Origin: Spanish manatí, from Cariban manati·.