Halicore

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Halicore Same as Dugong.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n halicore The typical genus of the family Halicoridæ. The male has a pair of large straight tusks in the upper jaw (these being rudimentary and not exserted in the female), directed forward and downward, growing from persistent pulps, enameled, and with beveled ends. There are 5 or 6 molars in each upper and lower half-jaw, which are not all in position at once, the first falling before the last is cut. The skull has a long rostrum bent down at right angles with the cranial axis, and the front of the lower jaw is likewise decurved. There are 7 cervical, 18 or 19 dorsal, and 30 succeeding vertebræ; the tail is emarginate in the middle line, with pointed lateral lobes; there are no nails on the fore limbs; and the eæcum is simple. The genus contains the several species of dugong. Dugungus is a synonym. See cuts under dugong and heart.
    • n halicore [lowercase] A species of Halicore; a dugong.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Halicore hal-ik′o-ri a dugong.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. "a`ls sea + ko`rh maiden

Usage

In literature:

Another favourite article of food is the dugong (Halicore australis) of which a few are killed every year.
"Voyage Of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by John MacGillivray
The "Halicore" ran into harbour one October morning and took up her berth at the quay.
"The Romance of the Coast" by James Runciman
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