Hooded seal
Hooded Hood"ed, a. 1. Covered with a hood. [1913 Webster]

2. Furnished with a hood or something like a hood. [1913 Webster]

3. Hood-shaped; esp. (Bot.), rolled up like a cornet of paper; cuculate, as the spethe of the Indian turnip. [1913 Webster]

4. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Having the head conspicuously different in color from the rest of the plumage; -- said of birds. (b) Having a hoodlike crest or prominence on the head or neck; as, the hooded seal; a hooded snake. [1913 Webster]

{Hooded crow}, a European crow (Corvus cornix); -- called also {hoody}, {dun crow}, and {royston crow}.

{Hooded gull}, the European black-headed pewit or gull.

{Hooded merganser}. See {Merganser}.

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

{Hooded sheldrake}, the hooded merganser. See {Merganser}.

{Hooded snake}. See {Cobra de capello}, {Asp}, {Haje}, etc.

{Hooded warbler}, a small American warbler ({Sylvania mitrata}). [1913 Webster]


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  • Hooded seal — Hooded seal[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

  • hooded seal — n. a large, dark gray, earless seal (Cystophora cristata) of the N Atlantic: the male has on its head a hoodlike sac that can be inflated …   English World dictionary

  • Hooded Seal — Taxobox name = Hooded SealMSW3 Wozencraft | pages = | id = 14001030] status = LR/lc status system = iucn2.3 status ref = IUCN2007 | assessors = Seal Specialist Group | year = 1996 | title = Cystophora cristata | id = 6204 | downloaded = 2008 05… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • hooded seal — pūsliasnukis ruonis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Cystophora cristata angl. bladder nosed seal; crested seal; hooded seal vok. Blasenrobbe; Kappenrobbe; Klappmütze; Mützenrobbe rus. хохлач pranc.… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

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

  • hooded seal — hood′ed seal′ n. mam a large earless seal, Cystophora cristata: the male has a large, distensible, hoodlike sac on the head • Etymology: 1860–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • hooded seal — noun /ˈhʊdɪd siːl/ An arctic seal, Cystophora christata, notable for the fleshy bulge on its forehead and nose …   Wiktionary

  • hooded seal — noun a North Atlantic seal with a grey and white blotched coat, the male having a nasal sac that inflates into a hood during display. [Cystophora cristata.] …   English new terms dictionary

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

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