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Meaning of manatee

man•a•tee

Pronunciation: (man'u-tē", man"u-tē'), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several plant-eating aquatic mammals of the genus Trichechus, of West Indian, Floridian, and Gulf Coast waters, having two flippers in front and a broad, spoon-shaped tail: all species are endangered.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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