Origin of manatee
Examples from the Web for manatee
Historical Examples of manatee
The manatee ranges from the mouth of the Amazon to the upper waters.The Western World
The manatee feeds on the grass growing at the borders of the lakes and rivers.On the Banks of the Amazon
You say that you first met Rufus Shepley aboard the Manatee?The Brand of Silence
Squier and Davis, who first figured it, supposed it to represent a manatee, or sea-cow.The Prehistoric World
E. A. Allen
Isle of Batts, very large; and numerous Turtles and Manatee.
Word Origin for manatee
1550s, from Spanish manati (1530s), from Carib manati "breast, udder." Often associated with Latin manatus "having hands," because the flippers resemble hands.