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Definition of sea lion in English:

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
Example sentences
  • ‘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.
Example sentences
  • 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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