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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 of sea lion
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • Is our young friend to sail in the sea lion in quest of any such?

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • When the sea lion is close to the submarine just press the button.

  • Here,” said he to the sea lion, “will you take your seat and déjeuner will be served to you.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The hair seal, the otter, and the sea lion were found by the thousand.

  • The Canadians saw that she was as she moved toward it with the glee of a sea lion toward a school of fish.

    My Second Year of the War Frederick Palmer
  • The Pinnipedia includes the seal, the sea lion, the walrus and their allies.

  • I was in hopes he might last until the sea lion goes out, and that a voyage might help to set him up.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • This had been a bone of contention between the master of the sea lion and his owner.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • He annoyed the rabbits, tormented the parrots, the sea lion, and finally the monkeys.

    The Cinder Pond Carroll Watson Rankin
  • It's the twin-brother of the sea lion we carry under our own bowsprit.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
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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