Ross's seal

noun

Definition of 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

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First Known Use of Ross's seal

1844, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ross's seal

after Sir James Clark Ross

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“Ross's seal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ross%27s%20seal. Accessed 1 Dec. 2020.

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