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Weddell seal

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noun Wed·dell seal \wi-ˈdel-, ˈwe-dəl-\

Definition of Weddell seal

  1. :  a vocal Antarctic hair seal (Leptonychotes weddelli) noted for its deep dives in search of food



Origin and Etymology of weddell seal

James Weddell †1834 English navigator


First Known Use: 1914


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