Share this entry

Share this page

gray seal

Syllabification: gray seal

Definition of gray seal in English:

noun

A large seal with a spotted, grayish coat and a convex profile, found commonly in the North Atlantic. Also called Atlantic seal.
  • Halichoerus grypus, family Phocidae
Example sentences
  • Harbor and gray seals are fairly common around the Iles de la Madeleine and can be easily spotted in their natural habitat.
  • The order, which came into effect on September 4, extended bans on killing either common or harbour seals in waters around Scotland, and grey seals in the Moray Firth.
  • In UK waters common and grey seals can be found around much of the coastline, often in colonies numbering thousands.

Definition of gray seal in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…