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Sea elephant

Sea´ el´e`phant   Pronunciation: sē´ ē´ė`fant
1.(Zool.) A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size (M. angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
Noun1.sea elephant - either of two large northern Atlantic earless seals having snouts like trunks
Synonyms: elephant seal
earless seal, elephant seal, genus Mirounga, hair seal, Mirounga, true seal
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