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Pinnated grouse
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pinniped definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers [syn: pinniped mammal, pinniped, pinnatiped]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: ultimately from Latin pinna + ped-, pes foot more at foot Date: 1866 any of an order or suborder (Pinnipedia) of aquatic carnivorous mammals (as a seal or walrus) with all four limbs modified into flippers pinniped adjective

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. & n. --adj. denoting any aquatic mammal with limbs ending in fins. --n. a pinniped mammal. Etymology: L pinna fin + pes ped- foot

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pinniped Pin"ni*ped, n. [L. pinna feather, fin + pes, pedis, a foot: cf. F. pinnip[`e]de.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the Pinnipedia; a seal. (b) One of the Pinnipedes.




 


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