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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sea lionnoun

    any of several large eared seals of the northern Pacific related to fur seals but lacking their valuable coat


  1. sea lionnoun

    A marine mammal of any of several genuses in the family Otariidae.

  2. Etymology: sea + lion


  1. Sea lion

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  1. sea lion

    A sea lion is a large marine mammal known for its flippers, external ear flaps, and ability to walk on all fours. They belong to the family Otariidae and are characterized by a playful nature and loud bark. Sea lions, unlike seals, can rotate their hind flippers forward and underneath their bodies to assist in their mobility on land, and possess thick fur and blubber layers to keep them warm in cold water. They are primarily found in the Pacific Ocean but some species also inhabit sub-Antarctic and tropical regions.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sea lion

    any one of several large species of seals of the family Otariidae native of the Pacific Ocean, especially the southern sea lion (Otaria jubata) of the South American coast; the northern sea lion (Eumetopias Stelleri) found from California to Japan; and the black, or California, sea lion (Zalophus Californianus), which is common on the rocks near San Francisco


  1. Sea lion

    Sea lions are sea mammals characterized by external ear flaps, long foreflippers, the ability to walk on all fours, and short, thick hair. Together with the fur seals they comprise the family Otariidae, eared seals, which contains six extant and one extinct species in five genera. Their range extends from the subarctic to tropical waters of the global ocean in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres, with the notable exception of the northern Atlantic Ocean. They have an average life span of 20–30 years. A male California sea lion weighs on an average about 300 kg and is about 8 ft long, while the female sea lion weighs 100 kg and is 6 ft long. The largest sea lion is the Steller's sea lion which can weigh 1,000 kg and grow to a length of 10 ft. Sea lions consume large quantities of food at a time and are known to eat about 5–8% of their body weight at a single feeding.

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  1. aloesin

  2. anisole

  3. læsion

  4. Sloanie

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sea lion in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sea lion in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of sea lion in a Sentence

  1. Justin Greenman:

    Stranding does happen, but just to give you perspective, 1,800 [sea lion] pups have been responded to this year alone. We responded to 1,600 strandings total during the entire year in 2013.

  2. Jim Sano:

    There's a good chance you'll be approached by a playful sea lion or a group of turtles that will happily swim alongside you.

  3. Justin Greenman:

    There has been an unusually high number of sea lions stranded since January, stranding does happen, but just to give you perspective, 1,800 [sea lion] pups have been responded to this year alone. We responded to 1,600 strandings total during the entire year in 2013.

  4. Justin Greenman:

    They [sea lion pups] have to be able to eat and fish on their own before they can be released back into the wild, and a lot of these pups haven't even been weaned.

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