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Noun: fur seal  fur seel
  1. An eared seal of the northern Pacific
     
  2. Eared seal of the southern hemisphere; the thick soft underfur is the source of sealskin
    "the male fur seal is much larger than the female"

Derived forms: fur seals

Type of: eared seal

Part of: Arctocephalus, Callorhinus, genus Arctocephalus, genus Callorhinus

Encyclopedia: Fur seal