Etymology
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manatee (n.)

"sea-cow, herbivorous aquatic mammal of the order Manatus," 1550s, from Spanish manati (1530s), from Carib manati "breast, udder." Often associated with Latin manatus "having hands," because the flippers resemble hands. Related: Manatine, manatoid.

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Definitions of manatee

manatee (n.)
sirenian mammal of tropical coastal waters of America; the flat tail is rounded;
Synonyms: Trichechus manatus
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