What is another word for manatee?

Pronunciation: [mˈanɐtˌiː] (IPA)

The word manatee refers to a gentle, slow-moving aquatic mammal that is sometimes called a sea cow. Other synonyms for manatee include the West Indian manatee, sea cow, dendy, and the Amazonian manatee. These majestic creatures can grow up to 13 feet long and can weigh as much as 1300 pounds. They are herbivorous animals that feed on various aquatic plants, such as algae and seagrass. Manatees are known for their docile nature and are often considered to be very gentle animals, making them a popular attraction for tourists and nature enthusiasts. However, they are also threatened by habitat loss, boat strikes, pollution, and other environmental threats.

Synonyms for Manatee:

What are the hypernyms for Manatee?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.
  • Other hypernyms:

    Mammals, Sea Cows, sirenians, aquatic animals, marine animals.

What are the hyponyms for Manatee?

Hyponyms are more specific words categorized under a broader term, known as a hypernym.
  • hyponyms for manatee (as nouns)

What are the holonyms for Manatee?

Holonyms are words that denote a whole whose part is denoted by another word.

Usage examples for Manatee

Buckland and Strauss thought it must have been an aquatic creature; Blainville and Pictet labelled it a manatee, or sea-cow.
"The Old Riddle and the Newest Answer"
John Gerard
After ten minutes of silence, I put a question and Roosevelt said, "I would willingly stand for two days to catch a good glimpse of a wild manatee."
"Edge of the Jungle"
William Beebe
Then the largest stretched up as far as any manatee can ever leave the water, and caught and munched a drooping sprig of bamboo.
"Edge of the Jungle"
William Beebe

Famous quotes with Manatee

  • I will love you as the manatee loves the head of lettuce and as the dark spot loves the leopard, as the leech loves the ankle of a wader and as a corpse loves the beak of the vulture.
    Daniel Handler

Related words: endangered manatee, manatee habitat, manatee population, manatee facts, rare manatee

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