noun, plural wal·rus·es, (especially collectively) wal·rus.
- walpurgis night,
- walras, léon,
- walrus moustache,
- walrus mustache,
Origin of walrus
Examples from the Web for walrus
Her work has appeared in The Walrus, Toronto Life, Hazlitt, This, and The Guardian.
Then he jumped to the front, and sent a bullet into the breast of the walrus.First at the North Pole|Edward Stratemeyer
Walrus after walrus was shot by Nansen, while Henriksen was busy with his harpoon to prevent them sinking.Fridtjof Nansen|Jacob B. Bull
The ball seemed to take effect, for the walrus dived immediately with a violent splutter, and was seen no more.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne
Taking advantage of this, we had made twelve hundred pounds of dog pemmican from walrus meat.My Attainment of the Pole|Frederick A. Cook
Whatever explanation be attempted of this apparition, the ordinary resource of seal or walrus will not avail here.The Romance of Natural History, Second Series|Philip Henry Gosse
noun plural -ruses or -rus
Word Origin for walrus
1650s, from Dutch walrus, which was probably a folk-etymology alteration (by influence of Dutch walvis "whale" and ros "horse") of a Scandinavian word, such as Old Norse rosmhvalr "walrus," hrosshvalr "a kind of whale," or rostungr "walrus." Old English had horschwæl, and later morse, from Lapp morsa or Finnish mursu, which ultimately might be the source, much garbled, of the first element in Old Norse rosmhvalr.