ursine seal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Seal \Seal\ (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG.
   selah, Dan. sael, Sw. sj[aum]l, Icel. selr.] (Zool.)
   Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and
   Otariidae.
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   Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in
         the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are
         numerous species, bearing such popular names as {sea
         lion}, sea leopard, sea bear, or ursine seal,
         fur seal, and sea elephant. The bearded seal
         (Erignathus barbatus), the hooded seal ({Cystophora
         cristata}), and the ringed seal (Phoca foetida), are
         northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal,
         Monk seal, and Fur seal, under Eared, Harp,
         Monk, and Fur. Seals are much hunted for their
         skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some
         species is very abundant.
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   Harbor seal (Zool.), the common seal (Phoca vitulina). It
      inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific
      Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also {marbled
      seal}, native seal, river seal, bay seal, {land
      seal}, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard,
      ranger, selchie, tangfish.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ursine \Ur"sine\, a. [L. ursinus, from ursus a bear. See
   Ursa.]
   Of or pertaining to a bear; resembling a bear.
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   Ursine baboon. (Zool.) See Chacma.

   Ursine dasyure (Zool.), the Tasmanian devil.

   Ursine howler (Zool.), the araguato. See Illust. under
      Howler.

   Ursine seal. (Zool.) See Sea bear, and the Note under 1st
      Seal.
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