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fur seal

  1. any of several eared seals, as Callorhinus alascanus, having a plush underfur used in making coats, trimmings, etc.
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Origin of fur seal

First recorded in 1765–75
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Historical Examples of fur seal

  • It is needless to say that there no longer exists a fur-seal question.

    Appletons' Popular Science Monthly, March 1899


  • Ask them if they will take us to Sitka, provided we will give them the fur-seal's tooth.

  • In the seas round New Zealand were found the whale and the fur-seal.

    The Long White Cloud

    William Pember Reeves

  • And away to the south and west are immense forests, mines of copper, and the Pribilof Islands, the home of the fur-seal.

    The Land of Nome

    Lanier McKee

  • "It can't be our fur-seal's tooth," objected Serge, in a tone of mingled incredulity and awe.

British Dictionary definitions for fur seal

fur seal

  1. any of various eared seals, esp of the genus Arctocephalus, that have a fine dense underfur and are hunted as a source of sealskin
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