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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

nSeelöwe m

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.
In this most recent of a symposium series named for Lowell Wakefield, founder of the Alaska king crab industry, contributors to 37 papers and four roundtable discussions address concerns over trends in the populations of all five sea lion species.
If we see a sea lion in trouble we call [Wallerstein].
TWO unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove have led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behaviour.
SAN FRANCISCO Two unusual sea lion attacks in a San Francisco Bay cove led authorities to close the popular area to swimmers Friday as officials try to determine the reason for the aggressive behavior.
Vicious sea lion attacks on swimmers in a popular San Francisco bay cove have forced authorities to close the area while they investigate the unusually aggressive behaviour.
Summary: The Fire Department said that an adult man suffered trauma injuries from a sea lion Friday morning
The number of sea lion deaths in a year along the Oregon Coast increased threefold during the last outbreak, Rice said, with researchers tallying about 350 deaths due to all kinds of causes.