Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sea-barrow, or sea-pincushion; a skate-barrow. See cut under mermaid's-purse.
  • noun A swirl of the undertow making a small whirlpool on the surface of the water; a local outward current, dangerous to bathers. Also called sea-pouce and sea-puss.

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  • noun The egg case of skate, shark or ratfish; a mermaid's purse.
  • noun The sea bean Dioclea reflexa.
  • noun rare Alternative form of sea puss.

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  • noun the seaward undercurrent created after waves have broken on the shore

Etymologies

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Named for its shape.

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Alteration of sea puss.

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