Eared seal
Eared Eared, a. 1. Having (such or so many) ears; -- used in composition; as, long-eared-eared; sharp-eared; full-eared; ten-eared. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears. [1913 Webster]

{Eared owl} (Zo["o]l.), an owl having earlike tufts of feathers, as the {long-eared owl}, and {short-eared owl}.

{Eared seal} (Zo["o]l.), any seal of the family {Otariid[ae]}, including the fur seals and hair seals. See {Seal}. [1913 Webster]


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  • eared seal — eared′ seal′ n. zool. mam any seal of the family Otariidae, comprising the sea lions and fur seals, having external ears and flexible hind flippers that are used when moving about on land • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • eared seal — n. any of various seals (family Otariidae) with distinct external ears and hind limbs used in locomotion, including fur seals and sea lions …   English World dictionary

  • eared seal — noun pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur • Hypernyms: ↑seal • Hyponyms: ↑fur seal, ↑sea lion • Member Holonyms: ↑Otariidae, ↑family Otariidae …   Useful english dictionary

  • Eared seal — Eared seals Temporal range: 12–0 Ma …   Wikipedia

  • eared seal — any seal of the family Otariidae, comprising the sea lions and fur seals, having external ears and flexible hind flippers that are used when moving about on land: the front flippers are used in swimming. Cf. earless seal. [1880 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • eared seal — noun A seal belonging in the Otariidae family; a fur seal or a sea lion …   Wiktionary

  • eared seal — noun Date: 1880 any of a family (Otariidae) of seals including the sea lions and fur seals and having independent mobile hind flippers and small well developed external ears compare hair seal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Eared — Eared, a. 1. Having (such or so many) ears; used in composition; as, long eared eared; sharp eared; full eared; ten eared. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears. [1913 Webster] {Eared owl}… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Eared owl — Eared Eared, a. 1. Having (such or so many) ears; used in composition; as, long eared eared; sharp eared; full eared; ten eared. [1913 Webster] 2. (Zo[ o]l.) Having external ears; having tufts of feathers resembling ears. [1913 Webster] {Eared… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Seal — (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj[ a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families {Phocid[ae]} and {Otariid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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