Definition of Hooded seal

1. Noun. Medium-sized blackish-grey seal with large inflatable sac on the head; of Arctic and northern Atlantic waters.

Exact synonyms: Bladdernose, Cystophora Cristata
Generic synonyms: Earless Seal, Hair Seal, True Seal
Group relationships: Cystophora, Genus Cystophora

Definition of Hooded seal

1. Noun. An arctic seal, ''Cystophora christata'', notable for the fleshy bulge on its forehead and nose. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hooded Seal

hood latch
hood ornament
hood ornaments
hood rats
hood rich
hooded cloak
hooded coat
hooded crow
hooded crows
hooded ladies' tresses
hooded merganser
hooded pitcher plant
hooded prepuce
hooded seal (current term)
hooded seals
hooded sheldrake
hooded skunk
hooded tinamou
hooded tinamous

Literary usage of Hooded seal

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1884)
"THE figures of the hooded seal which I have seen represent the animal with ... Cuvier ' it is stated that the hooded seal " has the power of bringing a fold ..."

2. Summarized Proceedings ... and a Directory of Members by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1885)
"WRITERS upon Pinnipeds agree in stating that the curious appendage variously known as the "hood", "cap", or "bladder" of the hooded seal is placed upon the ..."

3. The Nineteenth Century (1889)
"It is said that fights between a hooded seal and five or six hunters ... Even the Esquimaux now and then fall victims to the prowess of the hooded seal, ..."

4. Adventures in the Ice: A Comprehensive Summary of Arctic Exploration by John Tillotson (1869)
"... with the glass—The use of a wife—The crew and officers of a whaler —Whales above and under water—Maternal affection— Sharks—A hooded seal— ..."

5. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"hooded seal. A large seal (Cystophora cristata) inhabiting the coasts of Greenland, ... The hooded seal is polygamous and brings forth its young on the ice. ..."

6. A System of Natural History: Containing Scientific and Popular Descriptions by Georges Cuvier (1834)
"... and which they make use of with powerful effect on those who approach within their reach. THE -hooded seal.i THE hooded seal is most commonly ..."

7. Excursions in and about Newfoundland: During the Years 1839 and 1840 by Joseph Beete Jukes (1842)
"In the stomach of the old hooded-seal which we opened we found nothing but portions of squids, and two or three undigested beaks of large cuttle-fish. 4. ..."

8. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"The length of the hooded seal varies from 8 ft. to 12 ft. The body is long and robust. ... The voice of the hooded seal is the usual barking and whining. ..."

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