hooded seal


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hooded seal

n.
A seal (Cystophora cristata) of northern seas having a grayish spotted coat, the male of which can inflate its flexible nasal cavity into a large black hood and can also inflate a nasal membrane into a red balloonlike structure. Also called bladdernose.

hooded seal

n
(Animals) a large greyish earless seal, Cystophora cristata, of the N Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, having an inflatable hoodlike sac over the nasal region. Also called: bladdernose

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n.
a large earless seal, Cystophora cristata: the male has a large, distensible, hoodlike sac on the head.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.hooded seal - medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the headhooded seal - medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic and northern Atlantic waters
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
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