either of two seals of the genus Mirounga, of the Pacific coast of North America and the Antarctic Ocean, having a curved proboscis resembling an elephant's trunk.
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Origin of elephant seal
First recorded in 1835–45
Also called sea elephant.
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British Dictionary definitions for elephant seal
either of two large earless seals, Mirounga leonina of southern oceans or M. angustirostris of the N Atlantic, the males of which have a long trunklike snout
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