Definition of otary in English:

otary

noun

Zoology
rare, archaic
  • An eared seal (i.e. a sea lion or a fur seal); an otariid.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in Henry McMurtrie (1793–1865). From French otarie from ancient Greek ὠτάριον little ear from ὠτ-, οὖς ear + -άριον, extended form of -ιον, diminutive suffix, so named with allusion to the animal's distinctive auricles.

Pronunciation

otary

/ˈəʊt(ə)ri/