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.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(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.
* sirene (dated or archaic)
(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 .
* siren song
To make a noise with, or as if with, a siren.
Relating to or like a siren.