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

  • n. Either of two large seals, Mirounga angustirostris mainly of Pacific coastal waters of California or M. leonina of coastal waters of the Southern Hemisphere, the males of which have an inflatable, trunklike proboscis. Also called sea elephant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large marine mammal of the genus Mirounga, which is the largest of the pinnipeds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an African jumping shrew (Macroscelides typicus), having a long nose like a proboscis.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as seaelephant.

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

  • n. either of two large northern Atlantic earless seals having snouts like trunks


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