Definition of sea lion in English:

sea lion

Syllabification: sea li·on

noun

  • 1An eared seal occurring mainly on Pacific coasts, the large male of which has a mane on the neck and shoulders.
    • Five genera and species in the family Otariidae
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    • ‘I got to pat a kangaroo and feed a sea lion,’ Joaquin mused.
    • The Steller sea lion is an animal that's survived natural cycles in North Pacific waters for 3 million years.
    • A sea lion lets out a single long deep-throated bellow that eerily pierces the air like an elephant's roar.
  • 2 Heraldry A mythical beast formed of a lion’s head and foreparts and a fish’s tail.
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    • Badge: A sea-lion sejant Azure goutty d'eau finned Argent breathing fire proper ducally crowned and resting the dexter foot upon a tower Or.

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