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California sea lion

noun
1.
See under sea lion (def 1).

sea lion

noun
1.
any of several large eared seals, as Eumetopias jubatus (Steller's sea lion) of the northern Pacific, and Zalophus californicus (California sea lion) of the Pacific coast of North America.
2.
Heraldry. a monster having the forepart of a lion, webbed forepaws, and the dorsal fin and tail of a fish.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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British Dictionary definitions for California sea lion

sea lion

noun
1.
any of various large eared seals, such as Zalophus californianus (Californian sea lion), of the N Pacific, often used as a performing animal
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