any seal of the family Phocidae, comprising seals that lack external ears and that use the hind flippers for swimming: land locomotion is accomplished by wriggling and by propelling with the front flippers.
any seal of the pinniped family Phocidae, typically having rudimentary hind limbs, no external earflaps, and a body covering of hair with no underfur Also called hair seal Compare eared seal
- Earl grey
noun 1. a variety of China tea flavoured with oil of bergamot
- Earl grey tea
noun a blend of Indian and Sri Lankan black teas flavored by oil of bergamot Word Origin for Charles Grey, an earl and prime minister to King William IV in the early 19th century, who got the recipe from a Chinese mandarin friend Usage Note cooking
[ur-lee] /ˈɜr li/ adverb, earlier, earliest. 1. in or during the first part of a period of time, a course of action, a series of events, etc.: early in the year. 2. in the early part of the morning: to get up early. 3. before the usual or appointed time; ahead of time: They came […]
noun 1. the Han dynasty before a.d. 9.