Sirenian vs Siren - What's the difference?

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Sirenian is a derived term of siren.


As nouns the difference between sirenian and siren

is that sirenian is (zoology) any of a group of aquatic, herbivorous mammals, of the order sirenia , including the manatees and dugong while siren is (original sense ) (greek mythology) one of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.

As a adjective siren is

relating to or like a siren.

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.
  • siren

    English

    (wikipedia siren)

    Alternative forms

    * sirene (dated or archaic)

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • (original sense ) (Greek mythology) One of a group of nymphs who lured mariners to their death on the rocks.
  • A device, either mechanical or electronic, that makes a piercingly loud sound as an alarm or signal, or the sound from such a device.
  • A musical instrument, one of the few aerophones in the percussion section of the symphony orchestra.
  • A dangerously seductive woman.
  • A common name for salamanders of Siren and Sirenidae.
  • A common name for mammals of Sirenia .
  • Derived terms

    * siren song * sirenian * sirenic

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.
  • Adjective

  • Relating to or like a siren.
  • Synonyms

    * bewitching * enchanting * enticing * sirenic

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