Weddell seal

noun
Wed·dell seal | \ wə-ˈdel- , ˈwe-dᵊl- \

Definition of Weddell seal 

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

First Known Use of Weddell seal

1914, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Weddell seal

James Weddell †1834 English navigator

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