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noun

a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur: now greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas.

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Origin of sea otter

First recorded in 1655–65
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sea otter

noun

a large marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of N Pacific coasts, formerly hunted for its thick dark brown fur
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