- any of several eared seals, as Callorhinus alascanus, having a plush underfur used in making coats, trimmings, etc.
Origin of fur seal
First recorded in 1765–75
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Examples from the Web for fur seal
It is needless to say that there no longer exists a fur-seal question.
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
"It can't be our fur-seal's tooth," objected Serge, in a tone of mingled incredulity and awe.
- 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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