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

  • adj. Of or relating to seas or oceans, especially smaller or inland seas.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. of, or relating to seas and oceans

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the sea; -- sometimes applied to rocks formed from sediments deposited upon the sea bottom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In zoology, living in the high seas; pelagic; marine.
  • Of, pertaining to, or restricted to the smaller bodies of water called seas, as distinguished from oceanic.

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

  • adj. relating to the seas, especially smaller or inland seas


French thalassique, from Greek thalassa, sea.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From French thalassique, from Ancient Greek θάλασσα (thalassa, "sea") + -ique (Wiktionary)



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