manatee

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish manatí, from a Cariban language.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) enPR: mănʹə-tēˊ, IPA(key): /ˈmæn.əˌtiː/
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  • Rhymes: -ænəti

NounEdit

manatee (plural manatees or manatee)

  1. Any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family Trichechidae, found in tropical regions.
    • 1988, Tampa Bay Magazine (Sept–Oct 1988, page 60)
      The ecological importance of the manatee is clear: scientists have demonstrated the dependancy of all components of an ecosystem on one another.

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  • Japanese: マナティー (manatī)
  • Korean: 매너티 (maeneoti)

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