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sea lion

n.
Any of several large seals of the family Otariidae, having a blunter muzzle and a thinner coat than the fur seals, especially the California sea lion (Zalophus californianus).

sea lion

n
(Animals) any of various large eared seals, such as Zalophus californianus (Californian sea lion), of the N Pacific, often used as a performing animal

sea′ li`on


n.
any of several large eared seals, characterized by a blunt snout and a small amount of underfur.
[1595–1605]

sea lion

Any of several large seals, mostly of Pacific waters, having a sleek body with visible ears and brownish fur.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea lion - any of several large eared seals of the northern Pacific related to fur seals but lacking their valuable coatsea lion - any of several large eared seals of the northern Pacific related to fur seals but lacking their valuable coat
eared seal - pinniped mammal having external ear flaps and hind limbs used for locomotion on land; valued for its soft underfur
Otaria Byronia, South American sea lion - of the southern coast of South America
Australian sea lion, Zalophus lobatus - a variety of sea lion found in Australia
Eumetopias jubatus, Steller sea lion, Steller's sea lion - largest sea lion; of the northern Pacific
Translations
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merileijona
leão-marinho

sea lion

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sea lion

nleone m marino, otaria
References in classic literature ?
said a sea lion gruffly, for as a rule the sea lions keep themselves to themselves.
said the Sea Lion, who could appreciate good swimming.
They were like no walrus, sea lion, seal, bear, whale, shark, fish, squid, or scallop that Kotick had ever seen before.
1846; The Red Skins, 1846; The Crater (Marks Reef), 1847; Captain Spike, or the Islets of the Gulf, 1848; Jack Tier, or the Florida Reefs, 1848; The Oak Openings, or the Bee-Hunter, 1848; The Sea Lions,
I have understood since that they were sea lions, and entirely harmless.
According to the oil and gas production and exploration company, on October 20 the West Telestro drilling rig was assigned to Carnarvon Hibiscus and two days later it had arrived at the Sea Lion site after a 196-mile tow from its original location.
The gang - Cassie, Florence, Seanna and Nico - were in their element as President Michael D Higgins opened Sea Lion Cove yesterday.
A BOY celebrating his birthday was mauled by a sea lion when a holiday trip to the zoo turned to terror.
A healthy sea lion pup that was returned to the sea by deputies after waddling a quarter-mile onshore seemed to be staying in the waves -- at least for now, officers said.
Employees to support the National Marine Mammal Foundation's response to the sea lion stranding crisis in Southern California
Dubai: A new opportunity to interact with sea lions has come to Dubai with the opening of Sea Lion Discovery at Atlantis, The Palm resort.
Goldsworthy, "Fur Seals and Sea Lions" is an illustrated, 160 page comparative descriptive analysis of seal and sea lion evolutionary ecology, biology, life-history, behavior, conservation status, and research on these two species.