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sea purse

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noun
  1. the horny egg case of certain rays and sharks.

Origin of sea purse

First recorded in 1800–10
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British Dictionary definitions for sea purse

sea purse

noun
  1. a tough horny envelope containing fertilized eggs, produced by the female of certain sharks and skatesAlso called: mermaid's purse
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