Definition of Harbor seal

1. Noun. Small spotted seal of coastal waters of the northern hemisphere.

Exact synonyms: Common Seal, Phoca Vitulina
Generic synonyms: Earless Seal, Hair Seal, True Seal
Group relationships: Genus Phoca, Phoca



Definition of Harbor seal

1. Noun. A species of true seals, ''Phoca vitulina''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harbor Seal

harberous
harbinger
harbingered
harbingering
harbingers
harbor
harbor master
harbor patrol
harbor porpoise
harbor seal (current term)
harbor seals
harborage
harborages
harbored
harborer
harborers
harborfront
harborfronts
harborful
harborfuls
harboring
harborless
harbormaster
harbormasters

Literary usage of Harbor seal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Sand Dunes and Salt Marshes by Charles Wendell Townsend (1913)
"CHAPTER VH THE harbor seal " Vagabond and unconfined! Roving with the roving rain Its ... harbor seal."

2. The Burgess Animal Book for Children by Thornton Waldo Burgess (1920)
"This Seal looks much like the harbor seal, but is a little more slender. ... He is about the size of his cousin the harbor seal. ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"The harbor seal is the commonest form and most widely distributed. ... TI harbor seal is yellowish-gray above, varied with irregular spots of dark brown or ..."

4. California Mammals by Frank Stephens (1906)
"SAN GERONIMO harbor seal. Similar to richardii; averaging larger; teeth heavier. ... Elliott says that the best seal flesh is that of the harbor seal. ..."

5. Mount Desert Island, and the Cranberry Isles by E. H. Dodge (1871)
"Bass Harbor, Seal Cove, SW Harbor, Ship Carpenters. Bass Harbor, Duck Cove, 44 44 Goose Cove, Seal Cove, 4t 44 SW Harbor, Ship Joiners. ..."

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