from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See elephant seal.
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- n. The elephant seal
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size (M. angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The seal Macrorhinus elephantinus or proboscideus, or Morunga proboscidea.
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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