Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the southern chimæra, Callorhynchus antarcticus: so called on account of the prolongation of the snout, which has a peculiar proboscis-like appendage, serving as a prehensile organ. It is an inhabitant of the southern Paciflc and the vicinity of the Cape of Good Hope, and is sometimes eaten.
“_chimæræ_, or little sea-wolves, by some, which is akin to, and about the size of, the _pezegallo_, or elephant-fish.”
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