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hooded seal

noun

  1. a large seal, Cystophora cristata, the male of which has a large, distensible, hoodlike sac on the head.


hooded seal

noun

  1. a large greyish earless seal, Cystophora cristata, of the N Atlantic and Arctic Oceans, having an inflatable hoodlike sac over the nasal region Also calledbladdernose


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Word History and Origins

Origin of hooded seal1

First recorded in 1860–65
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Example Sentences

Peter busied himself with cleaning and inflating a number of the larger entrails and membranous viscera of the hooded seal.

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