Definition of Sea lion

1. Noun. Any of several large eared seals of the northern Pacific related to fur seals but lacking their valuable coat.

Definition of Sea lion

1. Noun. A marine mammal of any of several genuses in the family ''Otariidae''. ¹

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Medical Definition of Sea lion

1. Any one of several large species of seals of the family Otariidae native of the Pacific Ocean, especially the southern sea lion (Otaria jubata) of the South American coast; the northern sea lion (Eumetopias Stelleri) found from California to Japan; and the black, or California, sea lion (Zalophus Californianus), which is common on the rocks near San Francisco. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Lion

sea larks
sea lavender
sea lawyer
sea legs
sea lemon
sea lemons
sea leopard
sea leopards
sea letter
sea lettuce
sea lettuces
sea level
sea levels
sea lilies
sea lily
sea lion (current term)
sea lions
sea loach
sea louse
sea mantis
sea mark
sea mat
sea maw
sea mew
sea mile
sea milkwort
sea monk
sea monks
sea monster

Literary usage of Sea lion

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1. All the Year Round: A Weekly Journal by Charles Dickens (1887)
"We will begin with the sea lion (Eume- topias Stelleri), which may be studied to better ... To us the sea lion is of no importance, for he has no fur, ..."

2. Seal and Salmon Fisheries and General Resources of Alaska by David Starr Jordan, Henry Wood Elliott, Washburn Maynard, Sheldon Jackson, William Gouverneur Morris, Ivan Petroff, Charles Haskins Townsend, Frederick William True, John J. Brice, Leonhard Stejneger (1898)
"the sea lion and the fur seal up here is striking, the former being twice the size of its cousin. The size and strength of the northern sea lion, ..."

3. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1894)
"For front feet the sea lion has a pair of long) very flat, triangular, clawless, and hairless black paddles, while the true Seal has a thick, short, ..."

4. The Overland Monthly by Bret Harte (1872)
"A MONG the numerous species of _/~~\ Mammalia found upon the Pacific Coast of North America, none excite more interest than the sea-lion ; even the valuable ..."

5. Our Arctic Province: Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry Wood Elliott (1886)
"Marked Difference between the Sea-lion and the Fur- s,-al.—The Imposing Presence and Sonorous Voice of the "Sea-king."— Terrible Combats between old ..."

6. Chambers's Encyclopaedia: A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People (1868)
"The sea lion of the southern seas, once supposed to be the same, ... As in the case of the sea lion, it is doubtful if the geographical range of the sea ..."

7. Our Arctic Province, Alaska and the Seal Islands by Henry Wood Elliott (1906)
"Marked Difference between the Sea-lion and the Fur- seal. ... Terrible Combats between old Sea-lion Bulls.—Cowardly in the Presence of Man, however. ..."

8. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1839)
"The opening of this sea-lion's den is about thirty feet in width, ... As we again moved forward, to discharge our pieces, the old sea-lion broke out into a ..."

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