Weddell seal


Wed·dell seal

noun \wi-ˈdel-, ˈwe-dəl-\

Definition of WEDDELL SEAL

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

Origin of WEDDELL SEAL

James Weddell †1834 English navigator
First Known Use: 1914

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