California sea lion


California sea lion

noun

Definition of CALIFORNIA SEA LION

:  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

First Known Use of CALIFORNIA SEA LION

1873

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: California sea trout
Previous Word in the Dictionary: California scrub oak
All Words Near: California sea lion

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up California sea lion? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More