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sea hare

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noun
  1. any gastropod of the order Aplysiacea, comprising large marine sluglike mollusks with a reduced, internal shell.

Origin of sea hare

First recorded in 1585–95
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Examples from the Web for sea hare

Historical Examples

  • For, as a matter of fact, he has not as yet67 ever come across a sea-hare.

    The Apologia and Florida of Apuleius of Madaura

    Lucius Apuleius

  • Indeed I actually showed this small fish, which you call a sea-hare, to many who stood by.


British Dictionary definitions for sea hare

sea hare

noun
  1. any of various marine gastropods of the order Aplysiomorpha (or Anaspidea), esp Aplysia punctata, having a soft body with an internal shell and two pairs of earlike tentacles
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