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sea elephant

Origin of sea elephant
First recorded in 1595-1605 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • It is from this fact that they derive the name of sea elephant.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Let us go to the cold and frozen sea, and look at the sea elephant, or Walrus.

  • I never saw the sea elephant, and possibly this might have been a young female; but there was no appearance of any trunk.

    A Voyage to Terra Australis Matthew Flinders
  • More impossible even than a sea elephant from that far beach where life was real and Paris a dream.

    The Beach of Dreams H. De Vere Stacpoole
  • The last variety of hair seal, the sea elephant, varies considerably from the preceding.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • I killed the loathsome bird with the rib-bone of a sea elephant, and Hamilton made a fine specimen of it later on.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • A sea elephant was then killed, and the blubber, heart and tongue taken; the first-named for use as fuel and the others for food.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • Breakfast consisted generally of fish, which we caught, or sea elephant in some form, whilst we had tinned fish for lunch.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • The sea elephant season was now in progress, and many rookeries were well formed by the middle of the month.

    The Home of the Blizzard Douglas Mawson
  • In the evening we anchored in seven fathoms on the north side of sea elephant Rock, which we visited the following morning.

British Dictionary definitions for sea elephant

sea elephant

another name for elephant seal
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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