from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A legendary sea creature having the head and upper body of a man and the tail of a fish.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A fabulous man of the sea, with the lower part of the body that of a fish.
- noun In heraldry, same as
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The male corresponding to
mermaid; a sea man, or man fish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun A
legendary creature, humanmale from the waist up, fishlikefrom the waist down.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun United States singer who appeared in several musical comedies (1909-1984)
- noun half man and half fish; lives in the sea
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
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We are told in one place a few lines further on that the merman is of humankind; and in another that he is a kind of fish (Night dccccxlv).
I'm from Earth but I'm what your people would call a merman.
The merman was the first to see the importance of uniting the continent of
The merman was the first to see the importance of uniting the continent of Otaria, saving its fragmented history.
I do not believe that there is such a being as a "merman" C'mon, face it!
In the watery foreground a buxom nude with an elaborate headdress is carried away on frilly waves by an aged, bearded merman with a tortoise-shell shield.
On stage, Mr. Martinez, the Frenchman, appeared as a merman, his legs hidden by a sparkling fish tail that he ripped off to reveal a pair of shorts with sequins as scales while the 1990s pop song "This Must be Underwater Love" kicked in.
In Harryhausen's Clash, recently released in a Blu-ray special edition, the Kraken was controlled by sea god Poseidon and took the form of a gigantic merman.
The invitation featured a school of fish trailing a merman with hair made of coral riding a sea horse.
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