sea purse


noun

the horny egg case of certain rays and sharks.

Nearby words

  1. sea perch,
  2. sea pigeon,
  3. sea pink,
  4. sea poppy,
  5. sea power,
  6. sea purslane,
  7. sea puss,
  8. sea ranger,
  9. sea raven,
  10. sea reach

Origin of sea purse

First recorded in 1800–10

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British Dictionary definitions for sea purse

sea purse

noun

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