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Mermaid

mermaid

A fabled marine creature, typically represented as having the upper part like that of a woman, and the lower like a fish; a sea nymph, sea woman, or woman fish.

Chaucer uses this word as equivalent to the siren of the ancients. Mermaid fish, a European spatangoid sea urchin (Echinocardium cordatum) having some resemblance to a skull.

(Science: botany) Mermaid weed, an aquatic herb with dentate or pectinate leaves (Proserpinaca palustris and P. Pectinacea).

Origin: AS. Mere lake, sea. See Mere lake, and maid.


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Is this really true??????

... website that debunks a lot of urban legends/myths. It has a good explanation about these very picutres. Link: http://www.snopes.com/photos/odd/mermaid.asp

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by chuka1212
Mon Dec 11, 2006 9:41 pm
 
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Is this really true??????

This mermaid is beautiful :lol: http://www.paperdolls.com/jpg/Little%20Mermaid%20Doll%20in%20Tail%202.jpg

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by Dr.Stein
Sun Oct 08, 2006 2:55 am
 
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Topic: Is this really true??????
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