Ross's seal


: an antarctic seal (Ommatophoca rossi) having but two upper incisors, very small teeth, small claws on the forefeet, and none on the hind feet

Word History


after Sir James Clark Ross

First Known Use

1844, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Ross's seal was in 1844

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“Ross's seal.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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