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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A marine creature having the head and forelegs of a horse and the body and tail of a dolphin or fish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as hippocampus, 1.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun See hippocampus.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Greek mythology A mythological creature, a cross between a horse and a fish.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Late Latin, from Greek hippokampos : hippos, horse; see ekwo- in Indo-European roots + kampos, sea monster.]

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