Fur seal

Fur seal
Fur Fur, a. Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur cap; the fur trade. [1913 Webster]

{Fur seal} (Zo["o]l.) one of several species of seals of the genera {Callorhinus} and {Arclocephalus}, inhabiting the North Pacific and the Antarctic oceans. They have a coat of fine and soft fur which is highly prized. The northern fur seal ({Callorhinus ursinus}) breeds in vast numbers on the Prybilov Islands, off the coast of Alaska; -- called also {sea bear}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Игры ⚽ Поможем сделать НИР

Look at other dictionaries:

  • fur seal — Seal Seal (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG. selah, Dan. s[ae]l, Sw. sj[ a]l, Icel. selr.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families {Phocid[ae]} and {Otariid[ae]}. [1913 Webster] Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fur seal — fur′ seal n. mam clo any of several eared seals having a valuable plush underfur Compare hair seal • Etymology: 1765–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • Fur seal — (engl., spr. förr ßīl), die Bärenrobbe, s. Robbenfelle …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • fur seal — n. any of several eared seals (esp. genus Callorhinus) with soft, thick underfur: see SEAL2 …   English World dictionary

  • Fur seal — Taxobox name = Fur seals image width = 250px image caption = Cape Fur Seal regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Mammalia ordo = Carnivora subordo = Pinnipedia familia = Otariidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = Callorhinus… …   Wikipedia

  • fur seal — noun 1. an eared seal of the northern Pacific • Hypernyms: ↑eared seal • Hyponyms: ↑Alaska fur seal, ↑Callorhinus ursinus • Member Holonyms: ↑Callorhinus, ↑genus Callorhinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • fur seal — any of several eared seals, as Callorhinus alascanus, having a plush underfur used in making coats, trimmings, etc. [1765 75] * * * Any of nine species of eared seals valued for their fur, especially the chestnut coloured underfur. Fur seals live …   Universalium

  • Fur Seal Islands — Sp Pribylovo sãlos Ap Pribilof Islands Sp Pribilofo sãlos Ap Fur Seal Islands L Beringo j., JAV (Aliaska) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

  • fur seal — /ˈfɜ sil/ (say fer seel) noun any of various species of eared seal, of the genera Callorhinus and Arctocephalus, which have under the outer hair a thick coat of fur of great commercial value (distinguished from hair seal) …  

  • fur seal — noun a gregarious eared seal of the Pacific and southern oceans, whose thick underside fur is used commercially as sealskin. [Callorhinus ursinus and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”