Definition of dugong noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dugong

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈduːɡɒŋ//
 
, BrE//ˈdjuːɡɒŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːɡɑːŋ//
 
, NAmE//ˈduːɡɔːŋ//
 
Wild mammals
 
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a large sea animal with thick greyish skin, which lives mainly in the Indian Ocean and eats plants See related entries: Wild mammals Word Origin early 19th cent.: based on Malay duyong.