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- n. Steller's sea cow (Hydrodamalis gigas), a large herbivorous marine mammal.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. See rytina.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The typical and only genus of the family Rhytinidæ, containing Steller's or the arctic sea-cow, R. stelleri or R. gigas, which has no teeth, but horny plates functioning as such.
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The rhytina has been exterminated in the far north, the elephant seals on Kerguelen are being exterminated in the far south, and midway, in the desert mountains of Lower California a fine species of mountain sheep is rapidly being shot into oblivion.
The rhytina belonged to the same mammalian Order as the manatee of
The rhytina attained a length of between thirty and thirty-five feet, and a weight of 6,000 pounds or over.