Walrus

Definition of Walrus

Wal´rus
n.1.(Zool.) A very large marine mammal (Trichecus rosmarus) of the Seal family, native of the Arctic Ocean. The male has long and powerful tusks descending from the upper jaw. It uses these in procuring food and in fighting. It is hunted for its oil, ivory, and skin. It feeds largely on mollusks. Called also morse.

Related Words

Atlantic walrus, genus Odobenus, Odobenus, Odobenus divergens, Odobenus rosmarus, Pacific walrus, pinnatiped, pinniped, pinniped mammal, sea horse, seahorse
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