Walross

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Via Dutch walrus from a Norse source (cf. Danish hvalros). Secondary motivation in German as a compound of Wal (whale) +‎ Ross (horse).

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Walross n (genitive Walrosses, plural Walrosse or Walrösser, feminine Walrössin)

  1. walrus (Odobenus rosmarus)

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  • The plural Walrosse is more common than Walrösser (contrary to the bare word Ross, for which both ways are roughly equally common).

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