bladdernose
bladdernose lad"der*nose n. a medium-sized blackish-gray seal ({Cystophora cristata}) with a large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic-Atlantic waters.

Syn: hooded seal. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • bladdernose — [blad′ərnōz΄] HOODED SEAL …   English World dictionary

  • bladdernose — /blad euhr nohz /, n. See hooded seal. [BLADDER + NOSE] * * * …   Universalium

  • bladdernose — /ˈblædənoʊz/ (say bladuhnohz) noun the hooded seal, Cystophora cristata, of the northern Atlantic, the male of which has a large, distensible, hood like sac upon the head; hooded seal …   Australian English dictionary

  • bladdernose — noun medium sized blackish grey seal with large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic and northern Atlantic waters • Syn: ↑hooded seal, ↑Cystophora cristata • Hypernyms: ↑earless seal, ↑true seal, ↑hair seal • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cystophora cristata — bladdernose lad der*nose n. a medium sized blackish gray seal ({Cystophora cristata}) with a large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic Atlantic waters. Syn: hooded seal. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hooded seal — a large seal, Cystophora cristata, the male of which has a large, distensible, hoodlike sac on the head. Also called bladdernose. [1860 65] * * * ▪ mammal also called  bladdernose seal   large grayish seal with dark spots that is found in open… …   Universalium

  • hoodedseal — hooded seal 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. * * * …   Universalium

  • hooded seal — /hʊdəd ˈsil/ (say hooduhd seel) noun → bladdernose …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cystophora — noun hooded seals • Syn: ↑genus Cystophora • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Phocidae, ↑family Phocidae • Member Meronyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cystophora cristata — noun medium sized blackish grey seal with large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic and northern Atlantic waters • Syn: ↑hooded seal, ↑bladdernose • Hypernyms: ↑earless seal, ↑true seal, ↑hair seal • Member Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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