fur seal

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fur seal

n.
Any of several seals of the genera Callorhinus and Arctocephalus, having thick fur and external ears. Fur seals were heavily hunted for their pelts, but most species are now protected.

fur seal

n
(Animals) any of various eared seals, esp of the genus Arctocephalus, that have a fine dense underfur and are hunted as a source of sealskin

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n.
any of several eared seals having a valuable plush underfur. Compare hair seal.
[1765–75]
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Noun1.fur seal - an eared seal of the northern Pacificfur seal - an eared seal of the northern Pacific
eared seal - pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur
Alaska fur seal, Callorhinus ursinus - of Pacific coast from Alaska southward to California
2.fur seal - eared seal of the southern hemisphere; the thick soft underfur is the source of sealskin; "the male fur seal is much larger than the female"
eared seal - pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur
Arctocephalus philippi, guadalupe fur seal - a fur seal of the Pacific coast of California and southward
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