What is another word for sea elephant?4 synonyms found
Pronunciation:[ s_ˈiː_ ˈɛ_l_ɪ_f_ə_n_t], [ sˈiː ˈɛlɪfənt], [ sˈiː ˈɛlɪfənt]
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Definition for Sea elephant:
- A very large seal ( Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size ( Macrorhinus angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.