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Meaning of "sea elephant" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF SEA ELEPHANT

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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SEA ELEPHANT

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Sea elephant is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES SEA ELEPHANT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

sea elephant

Elephant seal

Elephant seals are large, oceangoing earless seals in the genus Mirounga. The two species, the northern elephant seal and the southern elephant seal, both were hunted to the brink of extinction by the end of the 19th century, but numbers have since recovered. The northern elephant seal, somewhat smaller than its southern relative, ranges over the Pacific coast of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The most northerly breeding location on the Pacific Coast is at Race Rocks, at the southern tip of Vancouver Island in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The southern elephant seal is found in the Southern Hemisphere on islands such as South Georgia and Macquarie Island, and on the coasts of New Zealand, South Africa, and Argentina in the Peninsula Valdés, which is the fourth-largest elephant seal colony in the world. Fossils of an as yet unnamed species of Mirounga have been found in South Africa, and dated to the Miocene epoch. Elephant seals breed annually and are seemingly faithful to colonies that have been established breeding areas.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SEA ELEPHANT

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sea cucumber
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sea dog
sea duck
sea eagle
sea eel
sea egg
sea fan
sea fight
sea fir
sea fish
sea fish farming
sea floor
sea foam
sea fret
sea god
sea gooseberry

WORDS THAT END LIKE SEA ELEPHANT

African elephant
baby elephant
bull elephant
chant
couchant
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elephant
enchant
etchant
hierophant
Indian elephant
merchant
Oliphant
penchant
sycophant
Thant
timber merchant
triumphant
U Thant
white elephant

Synonyms and antonyms of sea elephant in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «sea elephant» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SEA ELEPHANT

Find out the translation of sea elephant to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sea elephant from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sea elephant» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

海象
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

elefante de mar
570 millions of speakers

English

sea elephant
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

समुद्र हाथी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

فيل البحر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

морской слон
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

elefante marinho
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

সমুদ্র হাতি
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

éléphant de mer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Gajah laut
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Elephantenrobbe
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ゾウアザラシ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바다 코끼리
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Gajah laut
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

voi biển
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கடல் யானை
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

समुद्र हत्ती
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

deniz fili
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

elefante di mare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

słoń morski
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

морської слон
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

elefant mare
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θάλασσα ελέφαντα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

see -olifant
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hav elefant
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

sea ​​Elephant
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sea elephant

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA ELEPHANT»

The term «sea elephant» is normally little used and occupies the 143.841 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SEA ELEPHANT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sea elephant

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SEA ELEPHANT»

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Affirming Limits: Essays on Mortality, Choice, and Poetic Form
the bounty of. ... and spring they say Spring is icummen in — The sea-elephant 's "Blouaugh " suggests the primal cry out of which, eventually, all speech will come . We hear an echoing resemblance of its sliding O vowel in the poet's ...
Robert Pack, 1985
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Notes on the Sea Elephant, Mirounga Leonina (Linn )...
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Robert Cushman Murphy, 2011
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LIFE
... OF LOVE AND LOAFING PHOTOGRAPHED BY MICHEL ANGOT Among the many sleek-coated segments of seal society in the seas of the world, none is bigger and few are uglier than the sea elephant — also known as the elephant seal.
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The Australia directory. Vol.1. 5th-10th ed. [With]
SEA elephakt bay and rocks From abreast of Brig rock, the eastern coast of King island — here bordered with rocks — trends N.E. \ N. 5 miles, and from thence North 7 miles to the south point of Sea Elephant bay, which extends 5£ miles, N. by ...
Admiralty hydrogr. dept, 1868
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Island of the Blue Dolphins
In celebration of the book's 50th anniversary, this edition has a stunning new look, and an introduction by Lois Lowry, Newbery Medal-winning author of The Giver and Number the Stars.
Scott O'Dell, 2010
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The Antarctic Dictionary: A Complete Guide to Antarctic English
Sea-elephant for food and a cave for shelter — what more could any man desire? 1982 (Marion Island, 1948) Crawford, Allan Tristan da Cunha and the Roaring Forties Charles Skilton, Edinburgh: 138. When the islanders killed a small sea ...
Bernadette Hince, 2000
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Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine
AMONG the variety of marine animals that periodically resort to the land, none other attain to such gigantic proportions as the Sea-Elephant. There are many among general readers who have the impression that the Sea- Elephant, the Sea  ...
Bret Harte, 1870
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A Narrative of Four Voyages to the South Sea, North and ...
I will now attempt to give a description of the sea-elephant, an animal of which the public in general have a very imperfect idea. The male of this species has a cartilaginous substance projecting forward from the nose, six or seven inches in ...
Benjamin Morrell, 1832
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Finding Australian Birds: A Field Guide to Birding Locations
On their way, a large proportion of the population stop and feed on the coastal glasswort saltmarsh on the southern shore of Sea Elephant Estuary, located in the south side of Lavinia Nature Reserve (6800 ha). To get there from Naracoopa , ...
Rohan Clarke, Tim Dolby, 2014
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Elephant Seals: Population Ecology, Behavior, and Physiology
Sea-elephant hunting. Overland Monthly 4(2): 112-117. . 1874. The Marine Mammals of the Northwestern Coast of North America. San Francisco: J. H. Carmany and Co. Snethkamp, P. E. 1987. Prehistoric subsistence variability on San Miguel ...
Burney J. Le Boeuf, Richard M. Laws, 1994

NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SEA ELEPHANT»

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Memories of Avon River's sea elephant
The sea elephant, which weighed more than a tonne, is remembered by residential red-zone residents as she would often bask on the banks of the river in ... «The Press, Aug 12»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sea elephant [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sea-elephant>. Feb 2020 ».
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