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Eating a tuna roll at a sushi restaurant should be considered no more environmentally benign than driving a Hummer or harpooning a manatee.
Daniel Pauly

Meaning of "manatee" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD MANATEE

Via Spanish from Carib Manattouī.
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PRONUNCIATION OF MANATEE

manatee  [ˈmænəˌtiː, ˌmænəˈtiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF MANATEE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Manatee is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES MANATEE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

manatee

Manatee

Manatees are large, fully aquatic, mostly herbivorous marine mammals sometimes known as sea cows. There are three accepted living species of Trichechidae, representing three of the four living species in the order Sirenia: the Amazonian manatee, the West Indian manatee, and the West African manatee. They measure up to 13 feet long, weigh as much as 1,300 pounds, and have paddle-like flippers. The name manatí comes from the Taíno, a pre-Columbian people of the Caribbean, meaning "breast".

Definition of manatee in the English dictionary

The definition of manatee in the dictionary is any sirenian mammal of the genus Trichechus, occurring in tropical coastal waters of America, the Caribbean, and Africa: family Trichechidae. They resemble whales and have a prehensile upper lip and a broad flattened tail.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH MANATEE


amputee
ˌæmpjʊˈtiː
ballotee
ˌbæləˈtiː
BLT
ˌbiːɛlˈtiː
communicatee
kəˌmjuːnɪkəˈtiː
CTT
ˌsiːtiːˈtiː
dedicatee
ˌdɛdɪkəˈtiː
delegatee
ˌdɛlɪɡəˈtiː
devotee
ˌdɛvəˈtiː
DT
ˌdiːˈtiː
EET
ˌiːiːˈtiː
guarantee
ˌɡærənˈtiː
hiccatee
ˌhɪkəˈtiː
hypnotee
ˌhɪpnəˈtiː
interrogatee
ˌɪntəˌrɒɡəˈtiː
legatee
ˌlɛɡəˈtiː
LGBT
ˈɛlˈdʒiːˈbiːˈtiː
LMT
ˌɛlɛmˈtiː
moti
məʊˈtiː
picotee
ˌpɪkəˈtiː
shiviti
ʃəvəˈtiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE MANATEE

managerialism
managerialist
managerially
managership
managing
managing director
managing editor
Managua
manaia
manakin
Manama
manana
Manases
Manassas
Manasseh
manat
manatoid
manatu
Manaus
manawa

WORDS THAT END LIKE MANATEE

absentee
arrestee
coatee
committee
disciplinary committee
draftee
executive committee
goatee
Internal Security Committee
management committee
neckatee
relocatee
Santee
senate committee
sole legatee
standing committee
steering committee
subcommittee
tee
trustee

Synonyms and antonyms of manatee in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «manatee» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF MANATEE

Find out the translation of manatee to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of manatee from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «manatee» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海牛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

manatí
570 millions of speakers

English

manatee
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

Manatee
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

خروف البحر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ламантины
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

peixe-boi
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

Manatee
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

lamantin
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Manatee
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Seekuh
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

マナティー
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

해우
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Manatee
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hải ngưu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

manatee
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

माणुसकी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

denizayısı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

lamantino
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

manat
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ламантини
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

manatee
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

manatee
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Manatee
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

manatee
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

manatee
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of manatee

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «MANATEE»

The term «manatee» is quite widely used and occupies the 34.163 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «MANATEE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «manatee» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «manatee» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about manatee

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QUOTES WITH «MANATEE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word manatee.
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Daniel Pauly
Eating a tuna roll at a sushi restaurant should be considered no more environmentally benign than driving a Hummer or harpooning a manatee.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «MANATEE»

Discover the use of manatee in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to manatee and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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I'm a Manatee: (Book & CD)
A boy imagines that he is a manatee, sprinkling seaweed on his Raisin Bran-atee and dignifying his watery domain with his wit, sophistication, and urbanity.
John Lithgow, 2007
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Manatee
An album of more than seventy color photographs, taken on Florida's Crystal River, and text captures the endangered and elusive manatee in its natural habitat, presenting an affectionate portrait of a reclusive species and the legends ...
Rei Ohara, 1998
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Manatee/humanity
Waldman explores, as ever, what it means to inhabit our condition through language and imagination inside a wheel of time. This is the mature work of a philosophical field poet with a shamanic metabolism." --Book Jacket.
Anne Waldman, 2009
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Manatee Calves
The colorful interior spreads and gorgeous photos of manatee calves are sure to delight emergent readers. Manatee Calves is part of Bearport's Water Babies series.
Ruth Owen, 2012
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The Manatee Scientists: Saving Vulnerable Species
In The Manatee Scientists, John Reynolds does an aerial count of manatees from the Florida sky; Lucy Keith spends a weekend rescuing manatees trapped in a dam in Senegal; and Fernando Rosas takes the author on an Amazonian boat trip, ...
Peter Lourie, 2011
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J. Rooker, Manatee
An all-time favorite book! Based on a true story about a manatee who was rescued, rehabilitated and returned to the wild. Fantastic watercolor illustrations by artist Paul Brent. Each book autographed by author, Jan Haley.
‎2002
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Chessie, the Meandering Manatee
While visiting Uncle Phil in Florida, Carrie and Ben find out all about the gentle aquatic giant known as the manatee.
Carol A. Amato, 1997
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The Lucky Manatee
Manatees are sometimes called “sea cows.” Manatees and cows are both large mammals that eat grass. • A resting manatee can stay underwater for 15 minutes without coming up for air. While swimming, manatees must come up every 3 to 4  ...
Cari Meister, 2012
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Encyclopedia of Marine Mammals
However, because other growing bones accumulate GLGs, scientists discovered that GLGs in manatee ear bones can be used to estimate age. Studies with chemical markers demonstrated that manatee GLGs accumulate on an annual basis.
William F. Perrin, Bernd Wursig, J. G.M. Thewissen, 2009
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A Manatee Morning
A mother manatee and her baby swim in the warm waters of the Crystal River in Florida.
‎2013

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «MANATEE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term manatee is used in the context of the following news items.
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We Are Extremely Excited About These Baby Manatee Twins
The person who took this video July 11 and posted it to Facebook is Gene Parker, who has a job title that also makes us swoon: manatee tour ... «Huffington Post, Jul 15»
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Rare Manatee Twins Spotted in Crystal River | New Port Richey, FL …
A mother manatee and her twin calves are making a splash in Citrus County's Crystal River. It seems the unusual trio has been spotted in the ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
3
Manatee commission to have special meeting Wednesday to accept …
MANATEE -- Manatee County could accept a settlement offer in the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico on Wednesday. «Bradenton Herald, Jul 15»
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Exclusive: Marine-focused university in works for Manatee
James R. Simons, left, and Ron Weisser are proposing building a four-year university devoted to marine industries in Manatee County. «Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jul 15»
5
Manatee army and confused humans face off in tense showdown
An update from the manatee revolt currently taking place in Florida: it appears that a group of high-ranking manatees made contact with local ... «Mashable, Jul 15»
6
Former Manatee County shelter manager personnel file shows Beth …
Beth Lewis was fired from her job as manager of the Manatee County Animal Services shelterJAMES A. JONES JR./Bradenton Herald File ... «Bradenton Herald, Jul 15»
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Manatee sighted in local waterways | thebaynet.com | TheBayNet …
The manatee is herbivorous and have been known to often travel alone. A very large number inhabit the waterways surrounding Florida. «Bay Net, Jul 15»
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Tea Party Manatee Rejects Florida Solar Amendment | Heartlander …
Tea Party Manatee has voted unanimously to oppose an amendment to the Florida Constitution giving the solar power industry a special ... «The Heartland Institute, Jul 15»
9
IT woes slow internal audit capabilities for Manatee County School …
BRADENTON -- Better technology, training and more people could make it easy for the Manatee County school district to keep track of its ... «Bradenton Herald, Jul 15»
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Manatee lawn worker found dead beneath riding mower in pond
According to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office, the 40-year-old man was mowing grass next to a pond near the southwest corner of River ... «Bay News 9, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Manatee [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/manatee>. Jan 2021 ».
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