pl. -·ruses or -·rus
a massive, arctic sea carnivore (Odobenus rosmarus) of the same family (Otariidae) as the eared seals, having two tusks projecting from the upper jaw, a thick mustache, a very thick hide, and a heavy layer of blubber
Origin of walrusDutch ; from Danish hvalros, probably by metathesis ; from Old Norse hrosshvalr, literally , horse whale ; from hross, akin to Old English hros, horse + hvalr, whale
of, characteristic of, or suggestive of a walrus; specif., designating a mustache with long, drooping ends
nounpl. walrus walrus or wal·rus·es
A large marine mammal (Odobenus rosmarus) of Arctic regions, related to the seals and having two long tusks, tough wrinkled skin, and four flippers.
Origin of walrusDutch, of Scandinavian origin.
(plural walruses or walrus or walrusses)