from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A herbivorous marine mammal (Dugong dugon), native to tropical coastal waters of the Indian Ocean, Red Sea, and southwest Pacific Ocean and having flipperlike forelimbs and a deeply notched tail fin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A plant-eating aquatic marine mammal, of the genus Dugong, found in tropical regions. Dugong dugon.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An aquatic herbivorous mammal (Halicore dugong), of the order Sirenia, allied to the manatee, but with a bilobed tail. It inhabits the Red Sea, Indian Ocean, East Indies, and Australia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A large aquatic herbivorous mammal of the order Sirenia, Halicore dugong, of the Indian seas.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sirenian tusked mammal found from eastern Africa to Australia; the flat tail is bilobate
New Latin Dugong, genus name, possibly from Malay duyong.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Tagalog dugong, from Malay duyung. (Wiktionary)