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

  • n. A seal (Cystophora cristata) of northern seas, having a grayish, spotted coat and an inflatable hoodlike or bladderlike pouch in the region of the nose. Also called bladdernose.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An arctic seal, Cystophora christata, notable for the fleshy bulge on its forehead and nose.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. a large North Atlantic seal (Cystophora cristata). The male has a large, inflatible, hoodlike sac upon the head. Called also hoodcap.

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

  • n. medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic and northern Atlantic waters


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