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dugong


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dugong  \Du*gong"\,  n.  [Malayan  d?y?ng,  or  Javan.  duyung.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  An  aquatic  herbivorous  mammal  ({Halicore  dugong}),  of  the 
  order  Sirenia,  allied  to  the  manatee,  but  with  a  bilobed 
  tail.  It  inhabits  the  Red  Sea,  Indian  Ocean,  East  Indies,  and 
  Australia.  [Written  also  {duyong}.] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  dugong 
  n  :  sirenian  tusked  mammal  found  from  eastern  Africa  to 
  Australia;  the  flat  tail  is  bilobate  [syn:  {Dugong  dugon}] 




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