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Meaning of sea lion

sea' li"on

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. any of several large eared seals, as Eumetopias jubatusof the northern Pacific, and Zalophus californicusof the Pacific coast of North America.
  2. a monster having the forepart of a lion, webbed forepaws, and the dorsal fin and tail of a fish.
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