Manatee vs Sirenian - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between manatee and sirenian

is that manatee is any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family trichechidae, found in tropical regions while sirenian is (zoology) any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order sirenia , including the manatees and dugong.

manatee

English

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Any of several plant-eating marine mammals, of family Trichechidae, found in tropical regions.
  • There are no manatees in Armenia .
  • A gray colour, like that of a manatee.
  • Synonyms

    * lamantin, sea cow

    See also

    * (wikipedia) * dugong * mermaid * sea cow * siren

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    sirenian

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (zoology) Any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order Sirenia , including the manatees and dugong.
  • *2011 , Richard Shelton, "Sheep, pig, whale", Times Literary Supplement , 22 Sep 2011:
  • *:The cetaceans (whales and dolphins) together with the sirenians (sea cows and manatees) are the sea mammals best-adapted to the seas of today, but it is the cetaceans that have most engaged the attention of mankind as both prey and fellow sentient being.