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du·gong / ˈdoōgäng; -gông/ • n. (pl. same or dugongs ) an aquatic mammal (Dugong dugon, family Dugongidae) found on the coasts of the Indian Ocean from eastern Africa to northern Australia. It is distinguished from the manatees by its forked tail.

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dugong (sea cow) Large plant-eating aquatic mammal found in shallow coastal waters of Africa, Asia, and Australia. Grey and hairless, the dugong has no hind legs, and its forelegs are weak flippers. Length: 2.5–4m (8–13ft); weight: 270kg (600lb). Family Dugongidae.

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dugong large aquatic herbivorous animal. XVIII. ult. — Malay duyong (recorded 1751 as dugung).

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dugong

dugong: see sirenian.

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dugong See DUGONGIDAE.

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