Definition of sea hare in English:

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sea hare

noun

A large sea slug that has a minute internal shell and lateral extensions to the foot. Most species can swim, and many secrete distasteful chemicals to deter predators.
  • Aplysia and other genera, order Anaspidea, class Gastropoda.
Example sentences
  • Less mobile residents include several species of nudibranchs and sea hares, which are numerous in the early spring.
  • We found ten different species of nudibranch, as well as sea spiders, edible crabs, swimming crabs and sea hares.
  • In March the beds are also covered in red, white and yellow ribbons - the spawn from thousands of sea lemons and sea hares that make an annual excursion to this area.

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Syllabification: sea hare

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