eared-seal

eared seal

noun
any seal of the family Otariidae, comprising the sea lions and fur seals, having external ears and flexible hind flippers that are used when moving about on land: the front flippers are used in swimming.
Compare earless seal.


Origin:
1880–85

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eared seal
 
n
Compare earless seal any seal of the pinniped family Otariidae, typically having visible earflaps and conspicuous hind limbs that can be used for locomotion on land

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