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elephant seal

n.
Either of two large seals, Mirounga angustirostris of North American Pacific coastal waters or M. leonina of Antarctic and subantarctic coastal waters, the males of which have an inflatable, trunklike proboscis. Also called sea elephant.
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elephant seal

n
(Animals) either of two large earless seals, Mirounga leonina of southern oceans or M. angustirostris of the N Atlantic, the males of which have a long trunklike snout
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el′ephant seal`


n.
either of two large seals of the genus Mirounga, of the Pacific coast of North America and the Antarctic Ocean, having a trunklike proboscis.
[1835–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.elephant seal - either of two large northern Atlantic earless seals having snouts like trunkselephant seal - either of two large northern Atlantic earless seals having snouts like trunks
earless seal, hair seal, true seal - any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers
genus Mirounga, Mirounga - elephant seals
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Translations
merinorsu
słoń morski

elephant seal

n (Zool) → See-Elefant m
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