sea otter

sea otter
n. large marine otter with very thick dark brown fur of the northern Pacific coast

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Sea otter — Otter Ot ter ([o^]t t[ e]r), n. [OE. oter, AS. otor; akin to D. & G. otter, Icel. otr, Dan. odder, Sw. utter, Lith. udra, Russ, vuidra, Gr. y dra water serpent, hydra, Skr. udra otter, and also to E. water. [root]137, 215. See {Water}, and cf.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea otter — Sea ot ter (Zo[ o]l.) An aquatic carnivore ({Enhydris lutris} syn. {Enhydris marina}) found in the North Pacific Ocean. Its fur is highly valued, especially by the Chinese. It is allied to the common otter, but is larger, with feet more decidedly …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sea otter — n. a marine otter (Enhydra lutris) with valuable dark brown fur, found along the N Pacific coast …   English World dictionary

  • Sea otter — Taxobox name = Sea Otter status = EN trend = down status system = iucn2.3 image caption = A sea otter wraps itself in kelp in Morro Bay, California. image width = 250px regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Mammalia …   Wikipedia

  • sea otter — a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur: now greatly reduced in number and rare in many areas. [1655 65] * * * or great sea otter Rare, completely marine otter (Enhydra lutris) of the… …   Universalium

  • sea otter — jūrinė ūdra statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Enhydra lutris angl. sea otter vok. Kalan; Kamtschatkabiber; Meerotter; Seeotter rus. калан; камчатский бобр; морская выдра; морской бобр pranc. loutre de… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sea otter — sea′ ot ter n. mam a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of N Pacific coasts, with valuable fur • Etymology: 1655–65 …   From formal English to slang

  • sea otter — noun Date: 1664 a rare marine otter (Enhydra lutris) of the northern Pacific coasts that may attain a length of six feet (two meters), is chiefly brown but with lighter coloration on the back of the head and neck, and feeds largely on shellfish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sea otter — /ˈsi ɒtə/ (say see otuh) noun a marine otter, Enhydra lutris, of the shores of the northern Pacific, with a very valuable fur …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea otter — noun large marine otter of northern Pacific coasts having very thick dark brown fur • Syn: ↑Enhydra lutris • Hypernyms: ↑musteline mammal, ↑mustelid, ↑musteline • Member Holonyms: ↑Enhydra, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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