California sea lion
noun Date: 1873 a small brown sea lion (Zalophus californianus) that occurs especially along the Pacific coast of North America from Vancouver Island to Baja California and the Gulf of California and in the Galapagos Islands and that is the seal most often trained to perform in circuses

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  • California sea lion — noun often trained as a show animal • Syn: ↑Zalophus californianus, ↑Zalophus californicus • Hypernyms: ↑sea lion • Member Holonyms: ↑Zalophus, ↑genus Zalophus * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • California sea lion. — See under sea lion (def. 1). * * * …   Universalium

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  • 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})… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • Steller sea lion — Steller s sea lion Conservation status Endangered (IUCN 3.1) …   Wikipedia

  • Japanese Sea Lion — Taxobox name = †Japanese Sea Lion status = EX status system = iucn2.3 extinct = 1950s image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora familia = Otariidae subfamilia = Otariinae genus = Zalophus species …   Wikipedia

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