Sea lion

Sea lion
Sea lion Sea" li"on (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several large species of seals of the family {Otariid[ae]} native of the Pacific Ocean, especially the southern sea lion ({Otaria jubata}) of the South American coast; the northern sea lion ({Eumetopias Stelleri}) found from California to Japan; and the black, or California, sea lion ({Zalophus Californianus}), which is common on the rocks near San Francisco. [1913 Webster]

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  • sea-lion — (n.) c.1600, kind of lobster, from SEA (Cf. sea) + LION (Cf. lion). Later a fabulous animal (in heraldry, etc.), 1660s. Applied from 1690s to various species of large eared seals. As code name for the planned German invasion of Britain, it… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sea lion — sea lions also sea lion N COUNT A sea lion is a type of large seal …   English dictionary

  • sea lion — sea .lion n a large type of ↑seal that lives near the coast in the Pacific Ocean …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sea lion — sea ,lion noun count a large type of SEAL …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sea lion — ► NOUN ▪ a large seal of the Pacific Ocean, the male of which has a mane on the neck and shoulders …   English terms dictionary

  • sea lion — n. any of several genera of large, eared seals without underfur, usually living in colonies along the Pacific coastline …   English World dictionary

  • Sea lion — This article is about the aquatic mammal. For other uses, see Sea lion (disambiguation). Otariids Temporal range: Late Oligocene – Recent California sea lion (Zalophus californianus) …   Wikipedia

  • sea lion — 1. any of several large eared seals, as Eumetopias jubatus (Steller s sea lion), of the northern Pacific, and Zalophus californicus (California sea lion), of the Pacific coast of North America. 2. Heraldry. a monster having the forepart of a lion …   Universalium

  • sea lion — noun any of several large eared seals of the northern Pacific related to fur seals but lacking their valuable coat • Hypernyms: ↑eared seal • Hyponyms: ↑South American sea lion, ↑Otaria Byronia, ↑California sea lion, ↑Zalophus californianus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea lion — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms sea lion : singular sea lion plural sea lions a large type of seal …   English dictionary

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