Definition of sea elephant in US English:

sea elephant


  • another term for elephant seal
    • ‘But it gives you the sensation of standing mug to mug with a sea elephant.’
    • ‘Within minutes of landing at Marion, Swire and the ship's doctor killed a fur seal to no purpose, because they later discovered it was a sea elephant, the skin of which was worthless.’
    • ‘This peninsula also shelters sea lions and sea elephants, whose male members openly struggle to seize their females during the breeding season.’


sea elephant

/sē ˈeləfənt/