Webster's Dictionary, 1913
Sea porcupine (Zoology) Any fish of the genus Diodon , and allied genera, whose body is covered with spines. See Illust. under Diodon .
Sea pork (Zoology) An American compound ascidian ( Amorœcium stellatum ) which forms large whitish masses resembling salt pork.
Sea port (sē"pōrt`) noun A port on the seashore, or one accessible for seagoing vessels. Also used adjectively; as, a seaport town.
Sea pudding (Zoology) Any large holothurian. [ Prov. Eng.]
Sea purse (sē" pûrs`). (Zoology) The horny egg case of a skate, and of certain sharks.
Sea purslane (Botany) See under Purslane .
Sea pye (Zoology) See 1st Sea pie .
Sea pyot (Zoology) See 1st Sea pie .
Sea quail (Zoology) The turnstone.
1. A pirate. [ R.] Massinger. 2. (Zoology) The chimæra.
Sea raven (Zoology) (a) An American cottoid fish ( Hemitripterus Americanus ) allied to the sculpins, found on the northern Atlantic coasts. (b) The cormorant.
Sea reed (Botany) The sea-sand reed. See under Reed .
Sea risk Risk of injury, destruction, or loss by the sea, or while at sea.
Sea robber A pirate; a sea rover.
Sea robin See under Robin , and Illustration in Appendix.
Sea rocket (Botany) See under Rocket .
Sea room (Nautical) Room or space at sea for a vessel to maneuver, drive, or scud, without peril of running ashore or aground. Totten.
Sea rover One that cruises or roves the sea for plunder; a sea robber; a pirate; also, a piratical vessel.
Sea salmon (Zoology) (a) A young pollock. (b) The spotted squeteague. (c) See Sea bass (b) .
Sea salt Common salt, obtained from sea water by evaporation.
Sea sandpiper (Zoology) The purple sandpiper.
Sea saurian noun (Zoology) Any marine saurian; esp. (Paleon.) , the large extinct species of Mosasaurus, Ichthyosaurus, Plesiosaurus, and related genera.
Sea scorpion (Zoology) (a) A European sculpin ( Cottus scorpius ) having the head armed with short spines. (b) The scorpene.
Sea scurf (Zoology) Any bryozoan which forms rounded or irregular patches of coral on stones, seaweeds, etc.
Sea serpent 1. (Zoology) Any marine snake. See Sea snake . 2. (Zoology) A large marine animal of unknown nature, often reported to have been seen at sea, but never yet captured.
» Many accounts of sea serpents are imaginary or fictitious; others are greatly exaggerated and distorted by incompetent observers; but a number have been given by competent and trustworthy persons, which indicate that several diverse animals have been called sea serpents. Among these are, apparently, several large snakelike fishes, as the oar fish, or ribbon fish ( Regalecus
), and huge conger eels. Other accounts probably refer to the giant squids ( Architeuthis
). Some of the best accounts seem to describe a marine saurian, like the fossil Mosasauri, which were large serpentlike creatures with paddles.
Sea slater (Zoology) Any isopod crustacean of the genus Ligia .
Sea slug (Zoology) (a) A holothurian. (b) A nudibranch mollusk.
Sea snail (Zoology) (a) A small fish of the genus Liparis , having a ventral sucker. It lives among stones and seaweeds. (b) Any small creeping marine gastropod, as the species of Littorina, Natica, etc.
Sea snake (Zoology) Any one of many species of venomous aquatic snakes of the family Hydrophidæ , having a flattened tail and living entirely in the sea, especially in the warmer parts of the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They feed upon fishes, and are mostly of moderate size, but some species become eight or ten feet long and four inches broad.
Sea snipe (Zoology) (a) A sandpiper, as the knot and dunlin. (b) The bellows fish.
Sea spider (Zoology) (a) Any maioid crab; a spider crab. See Maioid , and Spider crab , under Spider . (b) Any pycnogonid.
Sea squirt (Zoology) An ascidian. See Illust. under Tunicata .
Sea star (Zoology) A starfish, or brittle star.
Sea surgeon (Zoology) A surgeon fish.
Sea swallow 1. (Zoology) (a) The common tern. (b) The storm petrel. (c) The gannet. 2. (Her.) See Cornish chough , under Chough .
Sea tang (Botany) A kind of seaweed; tang; tangle.
To their nests of sedge and sea tang . Longfellow.
Sea term A term used specifically by seamen; a nautical word or phrase.
Sea thief A pirate. Drayton.
Sea thongs (?; 115). (Botany) A kind of blackish seaweed ( Himanthalia lorea ) found on the northern coasts of the Atlantic. It has a thonglike forking process rising from a top-shaped base.
Sea titling (Zoology) The rock pipit.
Sea toad (Zoology) (a) A sculpin. (b) A toadfish. (c) The angler.
Sea trout (Zoology) (a) Any one of several species of true trouts which descend rivers and enter the sea after spawning, as the European bull trout and salmon trout, and the eastern American spotted trout. (b) The common squeteague, and the spotted squeteague. (c) A California fish of the family Chiridæ , especially Hexagrammus decagrammus ; -- called also spotted rock trout . See Rock trout , under Rock . (d) A California sciænoid fish ( Cynoscion nobilis ); -- called also white sea bass .
Sea trumpet 1. (Botany) A great blackish seaweed of the Southern Ocean, having a hollow and expanding stem and a pinnate frond, sometimes twenty feet long. 2. (Zoology) Any large marine univalve shell of the genus Triton. See Triton .
Sea turn A breeze, gale, or mist from the sea. Ham. Nav. Encyc.
Sea turtle (Zoology) (a) Any one of several very large species of chelonians having the feet converted into paddles, as the green turtle, hawkbill, loggerhead, and leatherback. They inhabit all warm seas. (b) The sea pigeon, or guillemot.
Sea unicorn (Zoology) The narwhal.
Sea urchin (Zoology) Any one of numerous species of echinoderms of the order Echinoidea. When living they are covered with movable spines which are often long and sharp.
Sea wall [ Anglo-Saxon sæweall .] A wall, or embankment, to resist encroachments of the sea.
Sea whip (Zoology) A gorgonian having a simple stem.