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  • n. The egg case of skate, shark or ratfish; a mermaid's purse.
  • n. The sea bean Dioclea reflexa.
  • n. Alternative form of sea puss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sea-barrow, or sea-pincushion; a skate-barrow. See cut under mermaid's-purse.
  • n. A swirl of the undertow making a small whirlpool on the surface of the water; a local outward current, dangerous to bathers. Also called sea-pouce and sea-puss.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore


Named for its shape. (Wiktionary)
Alteration of sea puss. (Wiktionary)


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