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pelagic

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Pelagic \Pe*lag"ic\, adjective [L. pelagicus.] Of or pertaining to the ocean; -- applied especially to animals that live at the surface of the ocean, away from the coast. Compare {benthic}.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

pelagic

adjective

1: relating to or occurring or living in or frequenting the open ocean; "oceanic islands like Bermuda"; "oceanic currents"; "oceanic birds"; "pelagic organisms"; "pelagic whaling" [syn: {oceanic}, {pelagic}]


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