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mermaid's purse

Syllabification: mer·maid's purse

Definition of mermaid's purse in English:


The horny egg case of a skate, ray, or small shark.
Example sentences
  • These egg cases frequently wash up on beaches and are commonly known as mermaid's purses.
  • Each egg is enclosed in a capsule around 12 cm in length, commonly known as a mermaid's purse.

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