any of several large eared seals, as Eumetopias jubatus (Steller's sea lion), of the northern Pacific, and Zalophus californicus (California sea lion), of the Pacific coast of North America.
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Origin of sea lion
First recorded in 1595–1605
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any of various large eared seals, such as Zalophus californianus (Californian sea lion), of the N Pacific, often used as a performing animal
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