Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sea-dew.
- n. Rosemary.
- n. The walrus: formerly imagined as a sea-monster which climbed cliffs to feed on dew. Some of the early representations of this animal are extremely curious (as that from Gesner here reproduced), and to them is probably traceable the heraldic creation known as the marine wolf (which see, under
marine). Gesner's figure is clearly the walrus, though the tusks point upward from the lower jaw, instead of downward from the upper jaw, and though it is provided with hind feet besides a tail, instead of hind limbs forming a tail. Many zoological illustrations of the sixteenth century are not more accurate. Compare the cut under walrus.
- Pertaining or relating to the walruses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. obsolete Dew from the sea; sea dew.
- n. obsolete Rosemary.
- n. A fabulous sea animal which was reported to climb by means of its teeth to the tops of rocks to feed upon the dew.
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