Definition of Earless seal

1. Noun. Any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers.




Definition of Earless seal

1. Noun. Any of the seals in the taxonomic family Phocidae characterized by lacking external ear flaps; true seals. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Earless Seal

earl
earl marshal
earlandite
earlap
earlaps
earldom
earldoms
earldorman
earldormen
earlduck
earleaved umbrella tree
earles
earles penny
earless
earless lizard
earless seal (current term)
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earlet
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earlid
earlids
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earlies
earliest
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earliness
earlinesses
earlobe
earlobes

Literary usage of Earless seal

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1. The Contemporary Review (1876)
"... the fur above mentioned, which is the skin of some species of Eared Seal ; and the short, bristly hair, which is the skin of some True or earless seal, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1895)
"Four kinds of teals were seen—the white seal; the sea-leopard; the earless seal; and the common grey seal. All the bergs showed distinctly whether they were ..."

3. The Canadian Monthly and National Review by William White (1876)
"He distinguishes between the Eared Seal, or Sea Lion, and the earless seal, or Seal Proper, and gives an entertaining account of the habits, species, ..."

4. The Cruise of the 'Antarctic' to the South Polar Regions by Henrik Johan Bull (1896)
"To the zoology of Antarctica we made no fresh addition, the earless seal being already described by others. On Campbell Islands a new and graceful species ..."

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