Definition of leopard seal in English:

leopard seal

Syllabification: leop·ard seal

noun

  • A large, gray Antarctic seal that has leopardlike spots and preys on penguins and other seals.
    • Hydrurga leptonyx, family Phocidae
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    • To catch penguins, a leopard seal will lurk near the water's edge just under the surface to watch shadows on the ice above.
    • Experts think the leopard seal mistook marine biologist Kirsty Brown for another seal and dragged her down beneath the icy waters.
    • Although they are formidable hunters, leopard seals are solitary creatures and it is virtually unknown for them to attack humans.

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