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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Aquatic carnivorous mammal having a streamlined body specialized for swimming with limbs modified as flippers.

Usage examples (35)
  • He also said sometimes the cast will be distracted by whales or seals when filming (he totally used the word pinniped!).
  • How many extant pinniped species remain to be described?
  • But no rule of surf etiquette said I had to yield to a pinniped.
  • Marine biologists are uncertain if it is a whale or pinniped (or something else). for more
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