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.
Specialized synonyms: Otaria Byronia, South American Sea Lion, California Sea Lion, Zalophus Californianus, Zalophus Californicus, Australian Sea Lion, Zalophus Lobatus, Eumetopias Jubatus, Steller Sea Lion, Steller's Sea Lion
Definition of Sea lion
1. Noun. A marine mammal of any of several genuses in the family ''Otariidae''. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
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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 ..."