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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Semi-aquatic (zool., bot.) entering the water, but not necessarily existing by it
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In literature:

On the other hand, all aquatic or semi-aquatic birds are walkers.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
Divers can remain some time; but the birds that remain the longest under water are the semi-aquatic, whose feet are only half-webbed.
"The Mission; or Scenes in Africa" by Captain Frederick Marryat
There are six typical Polar Land-mammals, one of which, the Polar Bear, is semi-aquatic.
"The History of the European Fauna" by R. F. Scharff
On the other hand, all aquatic or semi-aquatic birds are walkers.
"Wake-Robin" by John Burroughs
This semi-aquatic life of the people is one of the most interesting features of the country.
"Oregon and Eldorado" by Thomas Bulfinch
The shrews are small and mouse-like; certain kinds of them lead a semi-aquatic life.
"Elementary Zoology, Second Edition" by Vernon L. Kellogg

In news:

The Florida box turtle is semi-aquatic, at home in both terrestrial and aquatic habitats.
Iguanas are semi-aquatic and very much enjoy the water, not to mention he was a little dehydrated.
China's He Chong performs a dive during the men's 3m springboard semi-final at the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Aquatics Centre.