southern fur seal

noun

Examples of southern fur seal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As southern fur seal populations declined from between one and two million to fewer than a thousand animals, elephant seals attracted attention with their prodigious blubber, which could be melted down for lighting oil. Lucy Jakub, Harper's magazine, 2 Mar. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of southern fur seal was in 1890

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“Southern fur seal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/southern%20fur%20seal. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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