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harbor seal

noun

  1. a small, spotted seal, Phoca vitulina, of the Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe and the Pacific coast of northern North America.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of harbor seal1

First recorded in 1760–70

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Example Sentences

Fleshy harbor seals sunbathed on craggy outcroppings as a bald eagle cruised a thermal above.

After weeks of hype, the baby finally arrived, weighing in at 413 pages with six chapters and one photo of a skinned harbor seal.

All this while the Pup was growing, as perhaps no harbor seal of his months had grown before.

In the water David was floating, as comfortable and serene as a harbor seal taking an afternoon nap.

Of the hearts of women—even of the women of Chance Along—he was as ignorant as a spotted harbor-seal.

The darkest skins of the Ka sig yak (harbor seal) are highly prized by both sexes.

Fig. 59 shows the stomach in Phoca vitulina, the harbor seal.

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