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sea cow vs. manatee

  1. any sirenian, as the manatee or dugong.
  2. the hippopotamus.
[ man-uh-tee, man-uh-tee ]
  1. any of several plant-eating aquatic mammals of the genus Trichechus, of West Indian, Floridian, and Gulf Coast waters, having two flippers in front and a broad, spoon-shaped tail: all species are endangered.

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