transitive verb \ˈsēl\

Definition of SEEL

:  to close the eyes of (as a hawk) by drawing threads through the eyelids
archaic :  to close up (one's eyes)

Origin of SEEL

alteration of Middle English silen, from Anglo-French ciller, from Medieval Latin ciliare, from Latin cilium eyelid
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut


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