sea lion

noun
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

Definition of sea lion

: any of several Pacific eared seals (such as genera Eumetopias and Zalophus) that are usually larger than the related fur seals and lack a thick underfur

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Definition of sea lion for English Language Learners

  • : a large seal that lives near coasts in the Pacific Ocean


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: a large seal of the Pacific Ocean

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