from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A creature or spirit in Scottish and Irish folklore that has the form of a seal but can also assume human form.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A seal which can magically transform into a human.
Dialectal diminutive of seal2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old English seolh ("seal"). (Wiktionary)