having finlike feet or flippers
Origin of pinnipedfrom Modern Latin Pinnipedia from Classical Latin pinnapes, pinnipes, having winged feet from pinna, feather, fin (see pen) + pes, foot
a pinniped carnivore, as a seal or walrus
Any of various carnivorous aquatic mammals of the suborder (or superfamily) Pinnipedia, having flippers as organs of locomotion and including the seals and the walrus.
Origin of pinnipedFrom New Latin Pinnipedia order name Latin pinna feather ; see pinna . Latin pēs ped- foot ; see -ped .
(comparative more pinniped, superlative most pinniped)
- Pertaining to or similar to such a mammal.