1. [syn: harp seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Harp \Harp\ (h[aum]rp), n. [OE. harpe, AS. hearpe; akin to D.
harp, G. harfe, OHG. harpha, Dan. harpe, Icel. & Sw. harpa.]
1. A musical instrument consisting of a triangular frame
furnished with strings and sometimes with pedals, held
upright, and played with the fingers.
2. (Astron.) A constellation; Lyra, or the Lyre.
3. A grain sieve. [Scot.]
Aeolian harp. See under Aeolian.
Harp seal (Zool.), an arctic seal (Phoca Gr[oe]nlandica).
The adult males have a light-colored body, with a
harp-shaped mark of black on each side, and the face and
throat black. Called also saddler, and saddleback. The
immature ones are called bluesides; their fur is white,
and they are killed and skinned to harvest the fur.
Harp shell (Zool.), a beautiful marine gastropod shell of
the genus Harpa, of several species, found in tropical
seas. See Harpa.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: common Arctic seal; the young are all white [syn: harp
seal, Pagophilus groenlandicus]