Sea drake Sea" drake` (Zoology) The pewit gull.
Sea duck Sea" duck` (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of ducks which frequent the seacoasts and feed mainly on fishes and mollusks. The scoters, eiders, old squaw, and ruddy duck are examples. They may be distinguished by the lobate hind toe.
Sea eagle Sea" ea"gle 1. (Zoology) Any one of several species of fish-eating eagles of the genus Haliæetus and allied genera, as the North Pacific sea eagle ( H. pelagicus ), which has white shoulders, head, rump, and tail; the European white-tailed eagle ( H. albicilla ); and the Indian white-tailed sea eagle, or fishing eagle ( Polioaëtus ichthyaëtus ). The bald eagle and the osprey are also sometimes classed as sea eagles . 2. (Zoology) The eagle ray. See under Ray .
Sea eel Sea" eel` (sē" ēl`). (Zoology) The conger eel.
Sea egg Sea" egg` (sē" ĕg`). (Zoology) A sea urchin.
Sea elephant Sea" el"e·phant (sē" ē"e*f a nt). (Zoology) A very large seal ( Macrorhinus proboscideus ) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size ( M. angustirostris ) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
Sea fan Sea" fan` (sē" făn`). (Zoology) Any gorgonian which branches in a fanlike form, especially Gorgonia flabellum of Florida and the West Indies.
Sea feather Sea" feath"er (Zoology) Any gorgonian which branches in a plumelike form.
Sea fennel Sea" fen"nel (Botany) Samphire.
Sea fern Sea" fern" (Zoology) Any gorgonian which branches like a fern.
Sea fight Sea" fight` An engagement between ships at sea; a naval battle.
Sea fir Sea" fir` (Zoology) A sertularian hydroid, especially Sertularia abietina , which branches like a miniature fir tree.
Sea flower Sea" flow"er (Zoology) A sea anemone, or any related anthozoan.
Sea foam Sea" foam` 1. Foam of sea water. 2. (Min.) Meerschaum; -- called also sea froth .
Sea fowl Sea" fowl` (Zoology) Any bird which habitually frequents the sea, as an auk, gannet, gull, tern, or petrel; also, all such birds, collectively.
Sea fox Sea" fox` (Zoology) The thrasher shark. See Thrasher .
Sea froth Sea" froth` (?; 115). See Sea foam , 2.
Sea gauge Sea" gauge` See under Gauge , noun
Sea gherkin, Sea girkin Sea" gher`kin, Sea" gir"kin (Zoology) Any small holothurian resembling in form a gherkin.
Sea ginger Sea" gin"ger (Zoology) A hydroid coral of the genus Millepora, especially M. alcicornis , of the West Indies and Florida. So called because it stings the tongue like ginger. See Illust. under Millepore .
Sea girdles Sea" gir"dles (Botany) A kind of kelp ( Laminaria digitata ) with palmately cleft fronds; -- called also sea wand , seaware , and tangle .
Sea god Sea" god` A marine deity; a fabulous being supposed to live in, or have dominion over, the sea, or some particular sea or part of the sea, as Neptune.
Sea goddess Sea" god"dess A goddess supposed to live in or reign over the sea, or some part of the sea.
Sea goose Sea" goose` (Zoology) A phalarope.
Sea gown Sea" gown` A gown or frock with short sleeves, formerly worn by mariners. Shak.
Sea grape Sea" grape` 1. (Botany) (a) The gulf weed. See under Gulf . (b) A shrubby plant ( Coccoloba uvifera ) growing on the sandy shores of tropical America, somewhat resembling the grapevine. 2. plural (Zoology) The clusters of gelatinous egg capsules of a squid ( Loligo ).
Sea grass Sea" grass` (Botany) Eelgrass.
Sea green Sea" green` The green color of sea water.
Sea gudgeon Sea" gud"geon (Zoology) The European black goby ( Gobius niger ).
Sea gull Sea" gull` (Zoology) Any gull living on the seacoast.
Sea hare Sea" hare` (Zoology) Any tectibranchiate mollusk of the genus Aplysia. See Aplysia .
Sea hawk Sea" hawk` (Zoology) A jager gull.
Sea heath Sea" heath` (Botany) A low perennial plant ( Frankenia lævis ) resembling heath, growing along the seashore in Europe.
Sea hedgehog Sea" hedge"hog` (Zoology) A sea urchin.
Sea hen Sea" hen` (Zoology) The common guillemot; -- applied also to various other sea birds.
Sea hog Sea" hog` (Zoology) The porpoise.
Sea holly Sea" hol"ly (Botany) An evergeen seashore plant ( Eryngium maritimum ). See Eryngium .
Sea holm Sea" holm` A small uninhabited island.
Sea holm Sea" holm` (Botany) Sea holly.
Sea horse Sea" horse` 1. A fabulous creature, half horse and half fish, represented in classic mythology as driven by sea dogs or ridden by the Nereids. It is also depicted in heraldry. See Hippocampus . 2. (Zoology) (a) The walrus. (b) Any fish of the genus Hippocampus. » In a passage of Dryden's, the word is supposed to refer to the hippopotamus.
Sea hulver Sea" hul"ver (Botany) Sea holly.
Sea jelly Sea" jel"ly (Zoology) A medusa, or jellyfish.
Sea kale Sea" kale" (Botany) See under Kale .
Sea king Sea" king` One of the leaders among the Norsemen who passed their lives in roving the seas in search of plunder and adventures; a Norse pirate chief. See the Note under Viking .
Sea laces Sea" la"ces (Botany) A kind of seaweed ( Chorda Filum ) having blackish cordlike fronds, often many feet long.
Sea lamprey Sea" lam"prey (Zoology) The common lamprey.
Sea language Sea" lan"guage The peculiar language or phraseology of seamen; sailor's cant.
Sea lark Sea" lark` (Zoology) (a) The rock pipit ( Anthus obscurus ). (b) Any one of several small sandpipers and plovers, as the ringed plover, the turnstone, the dunlin, and the sanderling.
Sea lavender Sea" lav"en·der (Botany) See Marsh rosemary , under Marsh .
Sea lawyer Sea" law"yer (Zoology) The gray snapper. See under Snapper .