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sea lion

noun
1.
any of several large eared seals, as Eumetopias jubatus (Steller's sea lion) of the northern Pacific, and Zalophus californicus (California sea lion) of the Pacific coast of North America.
2.
Heraldry. a monster having the forepart of a lion, webbed forepaws, and the dorsal fin and tail of a fish.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • Imagine getting cuffed by a sea lion then pulled in by a rope.
  • The aquarium features daily sea lion shows and animal feedings, which are open to the public.
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  • Hop into a pool for a swim with a sea lion after a short educational program where you learn about these sea mammals.
  • Visitors on occasion are treated to the sight of a sea lion pursuing a dinner of the readily-available fish.
  • The zoo offers daily animal feedings, sea lion demonstrations and wildlife shows.
  • The creatures whose body parts were used to put him back together include a dog and a sea lion.
  • The fatter a sea lion is, the more sea lionesses he has in his harem.
  • sea lion skins from sub-adult males were the preferred baidarka covering.
British Dictionary definitions for sea lion

sea lion

noun
1.
any of various large eared seals, such as Zalophus californianus (Californian sea lion), of the N Pacific, often used as a performing animal
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