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Any of various carnivorous aquatic mammals of the suborder (or superfamily) Pinnipedia, having flippers as organs of locomotion and including the seals and the walrus.
[From New Latin Pinnipedia, order name : Latin pinna, feather; see pinna + Latin pēs, ped-, foot; see -ped.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Animals) of, relating to, or belonging to the Pinnipedia, an order of aquatic placental mammals having a streamlined body and limbs specialized as flippers: includes seals, sea lions, and the walrus
(Animals) any pinniped animal
[C19: from New Latin pinnipēs, from Latin pinna feather, fin + pēs foot]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
1. belonging to the Pinnipedia, a grouping of carnivorous aquatic mammals that have their limbs broadened and flattened into flippers, as seals and walruses.n.
2. a pinniped animal.
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Any of various carnivorous, aquatic mammals having long, smooth bodies and fin-like flippers for swimming. Pinnipeds include the seals and walruses.
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|Noun||1.||pinniped - aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers|
aquatic mammal - whales and dolphins; manatees and dugongs; walruses; seals
seal - any of numerous marine mammals that come on shore to breed; chiefly of cold regions
sea horse, seahorse, walrus - either of two large northern marine mammals having ivory tusks and tough hide over thick blubber
pod - a group of aquatic mammals
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