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pinniped

  
, pinnipedian  
      adj  
1    of, relating to, or belonging to the Pinnipedia, an order of aquatic placental mammals having a streamlined body and limbs specialized as flippers: includes seals, sea lions, and the walrus  
      n  
2    any pinniped animal,   (Compare)        fissiped  
     (C19: from New Latin pinnipes, from Latin pinna feather, fin + pes foot)  
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