Hooded-seal

hooded seal

noun
a large seal, Cystophora cristata, the male of which has a large, distensible, hoodlike sac on the head.
Also called bladdernose.


Origin:
1860–65

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hooded seal
 
n
Also called: bladdernose a large greyish earless seal, Cystophora cristata, of the N Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, having an inflatable hoodlike sac over the nasal region

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