sea hare

EnglishEdit

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Alternative formsEdit

  • seahare, sea-hare

EtymologyEdit

From their marine habitat and a pair of rhinophores that resemble a rabbit's ears.

NounEdit

sea hare (plural sea hares)

  1. Any member of the genus Aplysia of the family Aplysiidae, large marine gastropod molluscs with a soft internal shell made of protein.
    • 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.12:
      Pliny saith that there are certaine Seahares in India that to us are poison, and we bane to them; so that we die if we but touch them; now whether is man or the Sea-hare poison?

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