Harp-seal meaning

A seal (Pagophilus groenlandicus syn. Phoca groenlandica) of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans that is commercially hunted, primarily for its pelt.
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A migratory, earless arctic seal (Phoca groenlandica) having pups with silky, white fur.
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A species (Phoca groenlandica) of true seal (earless seal) found in the northernmost Atlantic Ocean and adjacent parts of the Arctic Ocean.
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Origin of harp-seal

  • From the shape of the markings on its shoulders and sides
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition