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sea otter

noun
1.
a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur: now greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas.
Origin of sea otter
1655-1665
First recorded in 1655-65
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  • This was the beginning of the fur trade in sea otter with Americans and English.

  • The sea otter and the seal were a lure to the men of many nations.

    The Canadian Dominion Oscar D. Skelton
  • Though with habits of his own he has ways of the weasel and of the sea otter.

    Watched by Wild Animals Enos A. Mills
  • To-day the pelt of a sea otter is worth its weight in platinum or palladium.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville
  • No animal, however, on land or sea can dive with the sea otter.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville
  • There is no way in which the sea otter can be trapped and they are hunted only with rifles.

    Science of Trapping Elmer Harry Kreps
  • The sea otter is found on the sea coast and in the salt water.

    The Journals of Lewis and Clark Meriwether Lewis and William Clark
  • The sea otter is among the swiftest swimmers of the mammals, but no air-breathing creature can compete in speed with a shark.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville
  • The skins of the sea otter are much prized by the Chinese, who pay for them from seventy to one hundred roubles a-piece.

    The Desert World Arthur Mangin
  • A distinct species is found in the North Pacific, and is known as the sea otter.

    Science of Trapping Elmer Harry Kreps
British Dictionary definitions for sea otter

sea otter

noun
1.
a large marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of N Pacific coasts, formerly hunted for its thick dark brown fur
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