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sea otter

a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur: now greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas.
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1655-65 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for sea otter

sea otter

a large marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of N Pacific coasts, formerly hunted for its thick dark brown fur
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