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sea elephant

noun
  1. elephant seal.
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Origin of sea elephant

First recorded in 1595–1605
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Examples from the Web for sea elephant

Historical Examples

  • He's a capital youth to work upon a whale or a sea-elephant!

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The Californian sea-elephant and the sea-dog of the West Indies have shared a like fate.

  • We expected to be able to pick up the remains of the sea-elephant on our way up the sound.

    South!

    Sir Ernest Shackleton

  • There isn't the business under the sun that so much needs that every man should be true, as the sea-elephant trade.

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper

  • The oil of the sea-elephant, together with pieces of canvass prepared for the purpose, supplied the necessary materials.

    The Sea Lions

    James Fenimore Cooper


British Dictionary definitions for sea elephant

sea elephant

noun
  1. another name for elephant seal
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