Manatee meaning

mănə-tē
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Any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family Trichechidae, found in tropical regions.

There are no manatees in Armenia.

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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.
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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.
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Origin of manatee

  • Spanish manatí from Cariban manati•

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish manatí, from a Cariban language.

    From Wiktionary