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earless seal

noun
1.
any seal of the family Phocidae, comprising seals that lack external ears and that use the hind flippers for swimming: land locomotion is accomplished by wriggling and by propelling with the front flippers.
Also called true seal.
Compare eared seal.
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earless seal

noun
1.
any seal of the pinniped family Phocidae, typically having rudimentary hind limbs, no external earflaps, and a body covering of hair with no underfur Also called hair seal Compare eared seal
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