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seecatch

[ see-kach ]
/ ˈsiˌkætʃ /
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noun, plural see·catch·ie [see-kach-ee]. /ˈsiˌkætʃ i/.
the adult male of the fur seal, Callorhinus alascanus, of Alaska.
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Origin of seecatch

1880–85, Americanism; earlier seecatchie (collective or plural) <Russian sekachí, plural of sekách mature male fur seal, hog, or wild boar, literally, chopper, cutter (alluding to the tusks of such animals), equivalent to sek-, stem of sechʾ to cut, slash + -ach noun suffix; cf. holluschick
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