Etymology
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Words related to Sea

seacoal (n.)
also sea-coal, old name for "mineral coal" (as opposed to charcoal), mid-13c.; earlier, in Old English, it meant "jet," which chiefly was found washed ashore by the sea. The coal perhaps so called from resemblance to jet, or because it was first dug from beds exposed by wave erosion. From sea + coal. As it became the predominant type used, the prefix was dropped.
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sea-dog (n.)
1590s, "harbor seal," from sea + dog (n.). Also "pirate" (1650s). Meaning "old seaman, sailor who has been long afloat" is attested from 1840.
seafarer (n.)
1510s, from sea + agent noun from fare (n.). The Anglo-Saxon poem known by this name at least since 1842 was untitled in original MS.
seafaring (adj.)
c. 1200, from sea + faring (see fare (v.)).
sea-floor (n.)
1832, from sea + floor (n.).
seafood (n.)
"food obtained from the sea," 1836, American English, from sea + food.
sea-green (n.)
as a color, 1590s, from sea + green (adj.). As an adjective from c. 1600.
seagull (n.)
1540s, from sea + gull (n.).
sea-horse (n.)
late 15c., "walrus," from sea + horse (n.); also see walrus. Also in heraldry as a fabulous animal with the foreparts of a horse and the tail of a fish. Main modern sense in zoology is attested from 1580s.
sea-lion (n.)
c. 1600, "kind of lobster," from sea + lion. Later the name of a fabulous animal (in heraldry, etc.), 1660s. Applied from 1690s to various species of large eared seals. As code name for the planned German invasion of Britain, it translates German Seelöwe, announced by Hitler July 1940, scrubbed October 1940.

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