from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various seals of the family Otariidae, which includes the sea lions and fur seals, characterized by external ears, oarlike front flippers, and hind flippers that can be turned forward for walking on land.

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  • noun A seal belonging in the Otariidae family; a fur seal or a sea lion.

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  • noun pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur


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