• Mereswine

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    From Middle English mereswin ("porpoise, dolphin"), from Old English mereswīn ("porpoise, dolphin"), from Proto-Germanic *mariswīną ("dolphin, porpoise"), from Proto-Germanic *mari ("sea") + Proto-Germanic *swīną ("swine, pig"), equivalent to - + swine. Akin to Old High German merisuīn "dolphin, porpoise" (German Meerschwein "dolphin"), Old Norse marsvīn ("dolphin, sea-pig"), Middle Low German merswīn "dolphin". More at mere, swine.

    Full definition of mereswine



    (plural mereswines or mereswine)
    1. A porpoise
    2. A dolphin

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