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 for Fur seal
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Fur \Fur\, a.
     Of or pertaining to furs; bearing or made of fur; as, a fur
     cap; the fur trade.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Fur seal (Zool.) one of several species of seals of the
        genera Callorhinus and Arclocephalus, inhabiting the
        North Pacific and the Antarctic oceans. They have a coat
        of fine and soft fur which is highly prized. The northern
        fur seal ({Callorhinus ursinus) breeds in vast numbers on
        the Prybilov Islands, off the coast of Alaska; -- called
        also sea bear.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Seal \Seal\ (s[=e]l), n. [OE. sele, AS. seolh; akin to OHG.
     selah, Dan. sael, Sw. sj[aum]l, Icel. selr.] (Zool.)
     Any aquatic carnivorous mammal of the families Phocidae and
     Otariidae.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Seals inhabit seacoasts, and are found principally in
           the higher latitudes of both hemispheres. There are
           numerous species, bearing such popular names as sea
           lion, sea leopard, sea bear, or ursine seal,
           fur seal, and sea elephant. The bearded seal
           ({Erignathus barbatus), the hooded seal ({Cystophora
           cristata), and the ringed seal ({Phoca foetida}), are
           northern species. See also Eared seal, Harp seal,
           Monk seal, and Fur seal, under Eared, Harp,
           Monk, and Fur. Seals are much hunted for their
           skins and fur, and also for their oil, which in some
           species is very abundant.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Harbor+seal+(Zool.),+the+common+seal+({Phoca+vitulina">Harbor seal (Zool.), the common seal ({Phoca vitulina). It
        inhabits both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific
        Ocean, and often ascends rivers; -- called also marbled
        seal, native seal, river seal, bay seal, land
        seal, sea calf, sea cat, sea dog, dotard,
        ranger, selchie, tangfish.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  fur seal
      n 1: an eared seal of the northern Pacific
      2: eared seal of the southern hemisphere; the thick soft
         underfur is the source of sealskin; "the male fur seal is
         much larger than the female"

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