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sea elephant

noun
Origin of sea elephant
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • Abundant meals of sea-elephant steak and liver increased our contentment.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • He's a capital youth to work upon a whale or a sea-elephant!

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Californian sea-elephant and the sea-dog of the West Indies have shared a like fate.

    My Native Land James Cox
  • We expected to be able to pick up the remains of the sea-elephant on our way up the sound.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • A sea-elephant or a seal would have provided fuel as well as food, but we could see none in the neighbourhood.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • “There you go, on the back of a sea-elephant,” exclaimed Mr Kilby, giving the beast a poke with his stick.

    A Voyage round the World W.H.G. Kingston
  • There isn't the business under the sun that so much needs that every man should be true, as the sea-elephant trade.

    The Sea Lions James Fenimore Cooper
  • The amount of seal and sea-elephant steak and blubber consumed by our hungry party was almost incredible.

    South! Sir Ernest Shackleton
  • When the sea-elephant is angry or excited, this loose nose of his becomes filled with air, and bulges out.

    Within the Deep R. Cadwallader Smith
  • The giant of the Seal family is the sea-elephant; a big lumbering fellow, with a most peculiar nose.

    Within the Deep R. Cadwallader Smith
British Dictionary definitions for sea-elephant

sea elephant

noun
1.
another name for elephant seal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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