Walross

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EtymologyEdit

Via Dutch walrus from an Old Norse source (cf. Danish hvalros). Secondary motivation in German as a compound of Wal (whale) +‎ Ross (horse).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈvaːlˌʁɔs/
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NounEdit

Walross n (genitive Walrosses, plural Walrosse or Walrösser, female Walrössin)

  1. walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)
    Hyponyms: Walrossbaby, Walrossbulle, Walrossjunges, Walrosskalb, Walrosskuh, Walrossmännchen, Walrossweibchen

Usage notesEdit

  • The plural Walrosse is more common than Walrösser (contrary to the bare word Ross, for which both ways are roughly equally common).

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