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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various seals of the family Phocidae, having a stiff, hairlike coat in the adult and ears visible only as small indentations.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An earless seal; a true seal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. any one of several species of eared seals which do not produce fur; a sea lion.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers

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