sea-purse

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Named for its shape.

sea-purse (skate egg case)

Noun[edit]

sea-purse (plural sea-purses)

  1. The egg case of skate, shark or ratfish; a mermaid's purse.
  2. The sea bean Dioclea reflexa.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Alteration of sea puss.

Noun[edit]

sea-purse (plural sea-purses)

  1. (rare) Alternative form of sea puss.