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Meaning of OTTER

Pronunciation:  '√Ętur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  freshwater carnivorous mammal having webbed and clawed feet and dark brown fur
  2. [n]  the fur of an otter

OTTER is a 5 letter word that starts with O.


 See Also: Eurasian otter, fur, genus Lutra, Lutra, Lutra canadensis, Lutra lutra, mustelid, musteline, musteline mammal, pelt, river otter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Ot"ter\, n. [OE. oter, AS. otor; akin to D. & G. otter,
    Icel. otr, Dan. odder, Sw. utter, Lith. udra, Russ, vuidra,
    Gr. "y`dra water serpent, hydra, Skr. udra otter, and also to
    E. water. [root]137, 215. See {Water}, and cf. {Hydra}.]
    1. (Zo["o]l.) Any carnivorous animal of the genus {Lutra},
       and related genera. Several species are described. They
       have large, flattish heads, short ears, and webbed toes.
       They are aquatic, and feed on fish. Their fur is soft and
       valuable. The common otter of Europe is {Lutra vulgaris};
       the American otter is {L. Canadensis}; other species
       inhabit South America and Asia.
    2. (Zo["o]l.) The larva of the ghost moth. It is very
       injurious to hop vines.
    {Otter hound}, {Otter dog} (Zo["o]l.), a small breed of
       hounds, used in England for hunting otters.
    {Otter sheep}. See {Ancon sheep}, under {Ancon}.
    {Otter shell} (Zo["o]l.), very large bivalve mollusk
       ({Schizoth[ae]rus Nuttallii}) found on the northwest coast
       of America. It is excellent food, and is extensively used
       by the Indians.
    {Sea otter}. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary.
  2. \Ot"ter\, n.
    A corruption of {Annotto}.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing otters in your dream, symbolizes happiness and good fortune. You will find ideal enjoyment or unusual tenderness with your loved one.