Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Sea adder (Zoology) (a) The European fifteen-spined stickleback ( Gasterosteus spinachia ); -- called also bismore . (b) The European tanglefish, or pipefish ( Syngnathus acus ).
Sea anchor (Nautical) See Drag sail , under 4th Drag .
Sea anemone (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of soft-bodied Anthozoa, belonging to the order Actinaria; an actinian. » They have the oral disk surrounded by one or more circles of simple tapering tentacles, which are often very numerous, and when expanded somewhat resemble the petals of flowers, with colors varied and often very beautiful.
Sea ape (Zoology) (a) The thrasher shark. (b) The sea otter.
Sea apple (Botany) The fruit of a West Indian palm ( Manicaria Plukenetii ), often found floating in the sea. A. Grisebach.
Sea arrow (Zoology) A squid of the genus Ommastrephes . See Squid .
1. The seashore. Shak. 2. A bank or mole to defend against the sea.
Sea barrow (Zoology) A sea purse.
Sea bass (Zoology) (a) A large marine food fish ( Serranus, or Centropristis, atrarius ) which abounds on the Atlantic coast of the United States. It is dark bluish, with black bands, and more or less varied with small white spots and blotches. Called also, locally, blue bass , black sea bass , blackfish , bluefish , and black perch . (b) A California food fish ( Cynoscion nobile ); -- called also white sea bass , and sea salmon .
Sea bat (Zoology) See Batfish (a) .
Sea bear (Zoology) (a) Any fur seal. See under Fur . (b) The white bear.
Sea beast (Zoology) Any large marine mammal, as a seal, walrus, or cetacean.
Sea bird (Zoology) Any swimming bird frequenting the sea; a sea fowl.
Sea blite (Botany) A plant ( Suæda maritima ) of the Goosefoot family, growing in salt marshes.
Sea bow See Marine rainbow , under Rainbow .
Sea boy A boy employed on shipboard.
Sea breach A breaking or overflow of a bank or a dike by the sea. L'Estrange.
Sea bream (Zoology) Any one of several species of sparoid fishes, especially the common European species ( Pagellus centrodontus ), the Spanish ( P. Oweni ), and the black sea bream ( Cantharus lineatus ); -- called also old wife .
Sea bug (Zoology) A chiton.
Sea butterfly (Zoology) A pteropod.
(?; 48). (Botany) See Sea kale , under Kale .
Sea calf (Zoology) The common seal.
Sea canary [ So called from a whistling sound which it makes.] (Zoology) The beluga, or white whale.
Sea captain The captain of a vessel that sails upon the sea.
Sea card Mariner's card, or compass.
Sea catfish, Sea cat (Zoology) (a) The wolf fish. (b) Any marine siluroid fish, as Ælurichthys marinus , and Arinus felis , of the eastern coast of the United States. Many species are found on the coasts of Central and South America.
Sea chart A chart or map on which the lines of the shore, islands, shoals, harbors, etc., are delineated.
Sea chickweed (Botany) A fleshy plant ( Arenaria peploides ) growing in large tufts in the sands of the northern Atlantic seacoast; -- called also sea sandwort , and sea purslane .
Sea clam (Zoology) Any one of the large bivalve mollusks found on the open seacoast, especially those of the family Mactridæ , as the common American species. ( Mactra, or Spisula, solidissima ); -- called also beach clam , and surf clam .
Sea coal Coal brought by sea; -- a name by which mineral coal was formerly designated in the south of England, in distinction from charcoal , which was brought by land. Sea-coal facing (Founding) , facing consisting of pulverized bituminous coal.
Sea cob (Zoology) The black-backed gull.
1. In a steamship, a cock or valve close to the vessel's side, for closing a pipe which communicates with the sea. 2. (Zoology) (a) The black-bellied plover. (b) A gurnard, as the European red gurnard ( Trigla pini ).
Sea cocoa (Botany) A magnificent palm ( Lodoicea Sechellarum ) found only in the Seychelles Islands. The fruit is an immense two-lobed nut. It was found floating in the Indian Ocean before the tree was known, and called sea cocoanut , and double cocoanut .
Sea colander (Botany) A large blackfish seaweed ( Agarum Turneri ), the frond of which is punctured with many little holes.
Sea colewort (Botany) Sea cabbage.
Sea compass The mariner's compass. See under Compass .
Sea coot (Zoology) A scoter duck.
Sea corn (Zoology) A yellow cylindrical mass of egg capsules of certain species of whelks ( Buccinum ), which resembles an ear of maize.
Sea cow (Zoology) (a) The mantee. (b) The dugong. (c) The walrus.
Sea crawfish, Sea crayfish (Zoology) Any crustacean of the genus Palinurus and allied genera, as the European spiny lobster ( P. vulgaris ), which is much used as an article of food. See Lobster .
Sea crow (Zoology) (a) The chough. [ Ireland] (b) The cormorant. (c) The blackheaded pewit, and other gulls. (d) The skua. (e) The razorbill. [ Orkney Islands] (f) The coot.
Sea cucumber (Zoology) Any large holothurian, especially one of those belonging to the genus Pentacta , or Cucumaria , as the common American and European species. ( P. frondosa ).
Sea dace (Zoology) The European sea perch.
Sea daffodil (Botany) A European amaryllidaceous plant ( Pancratium maritimum ).
Sea devil (Zoology) (a) Any very large ray, especially any species of the genus Manta or Cephaloptera , some of which become more than twenty feet across and weigh several tons. See also Ox ray , under Ox . (b) Any large cephalopod, as a large Octopus, or a giant squid ( Architeuthis ). See Devilfish . (c) The angler.
1. (Zoology) The dogfish. (b) The common seal. 2. An old sailor; a salt. [ Colloq.]
Sea dotterel (Zoology) The turnstone.
Sea dove (Zoology) The little auk, or rotche. See Illust. of Rotche .