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seecatch

[see-kach] /ˈsiˌkætʃ/
noun, plural seecatchie
[see-kach-ee] /ˈsiˌkætʃ i/ (Show IPA)
1.
the adult male of the fur seal, Callorhinus alascanus, of Alaska.
Origin
1880-1885
1880-85, Americanism; earlier seecatchie (collective or plural) < Russian sekachí, plural of sekách mature male fur seal, hog, or wild boar, literally, chopper, cutter (alluding to the tusks of such animals), equivalent to sek-, stem of sechʾ to cut, slash + -ach noun suffix; cf. holluschick
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