any fish of the genus Hippocampus, of the pipefish family, having a prehensile tail, an elongated snout, and a head bent at right angles to the body.
a fabled marine animal with the foreparts of a horse and the hind parts of a fish.
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How to use seahorse in a sentence
We could trace where the seahorses came from and target protection efforts to those areas.How Surprising Connections Can Save the Ocean - Issue 99: Universality | Mary Ellen Hannibal | April 29, 2021 | Nautilus
After we shot the film, Tim found repetitions of the seahorse Smile elsewhere in the painting.
In the film, you show Tim discovering one of these distortions: the seahorse Smile.
At the same time, as if this were all her business on the Continent, the boat shoved off and was headed for the seahorse.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 11 (of 25) | Robert Louis Stevenson
But at that very moment they had all they could do to claw off the land and save the Thunderer from the fate of the seahorse.The Rock of the Lion | Molly Elliot Seawell
Señor Posnansky pins his faith to a small dried seahorse once given him by a Titicaca fisherman.Inca Land | Hiram Bingham
Probably Señor Posnansky's seahorse was brought from the ocean by some particularly enterprising trader.Inca Land | Hiram Bingham
It was a rather imposing fountain, with a Neptune in bronze riding a seahorse, with nymphs on dolphins in attendance.The Trumpeter Swan | Temple Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for sea horse
any marine teleost fish of the temperate and tropical genus Hippocampus, having a bony-plated body, a prehensile tail, and a horselike head and swimming in an upright position: family Syngnathidae (pipefishes)
an archaic name for the walrus
a fabled sea creature with the tail of a fish and the front parts of a horse
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