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bearded seal

noun
1.
a large gray-to-golden seal, Erignathus barbatus, inhabiting the Arctic Ocean and adjacent waters, having square foreflippers and a thick mustache of long bristles on each side of the muzzle.
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  • Many deer had been seen not far from the ship, and Hobson had shot a bearded seal.

    In the Arctic Seas Francis Leopold McClintock
  • The bearded seal (P. barbata) is from seven to ten feet long.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • The harpoon-line is made of the hide either of the bearded seal (Phoca barbata) or of the young walrus.

    Eskimo Life Fridtjof Nansen

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