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

  • n. A hair seal (Phoca vitulina) of coastal waters of the Northern Hemisphere, having a spotted coat.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A species of true seals, Phoca vitulina.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the common seal.
  • n. the common seal (Phoca vitulina). It inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled seal, native seal, river seal, bay seal, land seal, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard, ranger, selchie, tangfish.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common seal, Phoca vitulina.

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

  • n. small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere


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