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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ear′less seal′(n.)

  1. any seal of the family Phocidae, lacking external ears and using the hind flippers only for swimming.

    Category: Zoology, Mammals

Princeton's WordNet

  1. earless seal, true seal, hair seal(noun)

    any of several seals lacking external ear flaps and having a stiff hairlike coat with hind limbs reduced to swimming flippers

Wiktionary

  1. earless seal(Noun)

    Any of the seals in the taxonomic family Phocidae characterized by lacking external ear flaps; true seals.

Freebase

  1. Earless seal

    The true seals or earless seals are one of the three main groups of mammals within the seal superfamily, Pinnipedia. All true seals are members of the family Phocidae. They are sometimes called crawling seals to distinguish them from the fur seals and sea lions of the family Otariidae. Seals live in the oceans of both hemispheres and are mostly confined to polar, subpolar, and temperate climates, with the exception of the more tropical monk seals.

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