Definition of pelagic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//pəˈlædʒɪk//
; NAmE NAmE//pəˈlædʒɪk//
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connected with, or living in, the parts of the sea that are far from land Word Originmid 17th cent.: via Latin from Greek pelagikos, from pelagios ‘of the sea’ (from pelagos ‘level surface of the sea’).
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pelagic