pinniped

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noun pin·ni·ped \ˈpi-nə-ˌped\

Definition of pinniped

  1. :  any of an order or suborder (Pinnipedia) of aquatic carnivorous mammals (such as a seal or walrus) with all four limbs modified into flippers

pinniped

adjective

Origin and Etymology of pinniped

ultimately from Latin pinna + ped-, pes foot — more at foot


First Known Use: 1866


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