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

  • n. A large snakelike marine animal often reported by mariners since antiquity but never positively identified.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any unidentified sea monster, especially one resembling a snake or dragon.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Any marine snake. See sea snake.
  • A large marine animal of unknown nature, often reported to have been seen at sea, but never yet captured.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An enormous marine animal of serpentine form, said to have been repeatedly seen at sea.
  • n. In herpetology, a general name of the marine venomous serpents or seasnakes of the family Hydrophidæ.
  • n. A chain of salps linked together.
  • n. A name of Ophichthys gomesii, an eel of the family Ophichthyidæ, found in the West Indies.

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

  • n. huge creature of the sea resembling a snake or dragon


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  • "4. A chain of salps linked together." --Cent. Dict.

    August 25, 2011