Definition for TRI'TON


  1. In mythology, a fabled sea demi-god, supposed to be the trumpeter of Neptune. He is represented by poets and painters as half man and half fish. Cyc.
  2. According to Linnæus, a genus of Mollusca comprehending only one species, which inhabits the cavities of submarine rocks in Italy.
  3. According to Cuvier, a genus of Batrachian reptiles, or aquatic salamanders, comprehending numerous species.
  4. A bird of the West Indies, famous for its notes. Ray. Cyc.

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