from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A fabulous animal depicted with fore parts like those of a horse, and with hinder parts like those of a fish.
  • n. A hippopotamus.
  • n. A morse or walrus.
  • n. A hippocampus; any syngnathous fish of the family Hippocampidæ. See cut under Hippocampidæ.
  • n. The acanthopterygian fish Agriopus (or Congiopodus) torvus. See Agriopus.


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