any of an order (Sirenia) of large, vegetarian sea mammals with a cigar-shaped body, a blunt snout, large, mobile lips, flipperlike forelimbs, and a tail fluke, consisting of the dugong and manatee
Any of several large herbivorous marine mammals of the order Sirenia, having a paddlelike tail, forelimbs shaped like flippers, and no hind limbs, and including the manatee, the dugong, and Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis stelleri) of the northern Pacific, which became extinct in the late 1700s. Also called sirenian.
(plural sea cows)
- attributive form of sea cow
- sea-cow look