eared seal

noun

: any of a family (Otariidae) of seals including the sea lions and fur seals and having independent mobile hind flippers and small well-developed external ears compare hair seal

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Recent Examples on the Web Northern fur seals, like sea lions, are eared seals. Dan Joling, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1808, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eared seal was circa 1808

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“Eared seal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eared%20seal. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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eared seal

noun
: any of a family of seals including the sea lions and fur seals and having small well-developed ears on the outside of the head

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