Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

harp seal

noun

Definition of harp seal

  1. :  a dark-faced seal (Phoca groenlandicus) of the North Atlantic that is a variable light gray with the male usually having a dark crescent on its back and sides



Origin and Etymology of harp seal

from the shape of its markings


First Known Use: 1766


Learn More about harp seal


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

at a gallop

Get Word of the Day daily email!