sea mouse

sea mouse
any of several large worms having a broad flattened body with a mat of coarse hairs covering the back
Hypernyms: ↑polychaete, ↑polychete, ↑polychaete worm, ↑polychete worm

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1. : a large broad marine polychaete worm of Aphrodite or a related genus having a thick coat of long slender hairlike setae
a. dialect England : red-backed sandpiper
3. : a flattened sea urchin (suborder Spatangina) with relatively long spines; especially : one belonging to the genus Lovenia

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any of several large, marine annelids of the genus Aphrodite and related genera, having a covering of long, fine, hairlike setae.

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sea mouse noun
An elliptical polychaete, Aphrodite aculeata, with coarse iridescent hairs and bristles along its sides
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Main Entry:sea

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sea mouse,
any large polychaete sea worm of a group covered with long, fine, hairlike setae, that give it a mouselike appearance.

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n. a large marine bristle-worm with a stout, oval body that bears matted, furlike, iridescent chaetae. Genus Aphrodite, class Polychaeta

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  • Sea mouse — (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A dorsibranchiate annelid, belonging to {Aphrodite} and allied genera, having long, slender, hairlike set[ae] on the sides. (b) The dunlin. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea mouse — sea′ mouse n. ivt any large oval marine annelid worm of the genus Aphrodite covered with long bristles • Etymology: 1510–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea mouse — n. any of a genus (Aphrodite) of large, marine polychaetes with a flat, oval body covered with bristles …   English World dictionary

  • Sea mouse — Taxobox name = Sea Mouse image caption = A. aculeata (Sea mouse) regnum = Animalia phylum = Annelida classis = Polychaeta ordo = Phyllodocida subordo = Aphroditoidea familia = Aphroditidae genus = Aphrodita species = A. aculeata binomial =… …   Wikipedia

  • sea mouse — any of several large, marine annelids of the genus Aphrodite and related genera, having a covering of long, fine, hairlike setae. [1510 20] * * * ▪ worm       (Aphrodita), any of a genus of marine worms of the class Polychaeta (phylum Annelida),… …   Universalium

  • sea mouse — /ˈsi maʊs/ (say see mows) noun any of various large marine annelids of the genus Aphrodite and allied genera, of a somewhat mouse like appearance, due to a covering of long, fine, hair like setae …  

  • sea mouse — noun Date: circa 1520 any of various large broad marine polychaete worms (especially genus Aphrodite) covered with hairlike setae …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea mouse — noun a large marine bristle worm with a stout oval body which bears matted fur like chaetae. [Genus Aphrodite.] …   English new terms dictionary

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