bearded seal


noun
  1. a large gray-to-golden seal, Erignathus barbatus, inhabiting the Arctic Ocean and adjacent waters, having square foreflippers and a thick mustache of long bristles on each side of the muzzle.

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How to use bearded seal in a sentence

  • The bearded seal (P. barbata) is from seven to ten feet long.

    The Desert World | Arthur Mangin
  • Yesterday Petersen shot an immense bearded seal; it sank, but floated up an hour afterwards.

    In the Arctic Seas | Francis Leopold McClintock
  • Curiously enough, no bones of the great bearded seal (Phoca barbata) are mentioned; but its absence may perhaps be accidental.

  • The harpoon-line is made of the hide either of the bearded seal (Phoca barbata) or of the young walrus.

    Eskimo Life | Fridtjof Nansen
  • Many deer had been seen not far from the ship, and Hobson had shot a bearded seal.

    In the Arctic Seas | Francis Leopold McClintock