sea slug

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noun

a nudibranch.

Nearby words

  1. sea scorpion,
  2. sea scout,
  3. sea serpent,
  4. sea shanty,
  5. sea slater,
  6. sea snail,
  7. sea snake,
  8. sea spider,
  9. sea squab,
  10. sea squill

Origin of sea slug

First recorded in 1770–80

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British Dictionary definitions for sea slug

sea slug

noun

any of various shell-less marine gastropod molluscs, esp those of the order NudibranchiaSee nudibranch
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Science definitions for sea slug

sea slug

Any of various colorful marine gastropods of the suborder Nudibranchia, lacking a shell and gills but having fringelike projections that serve as respiratory organs. Also called nudibranch
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