PHOCA

Phoca, genus Phoca

(noun) type genus of the Phocidae: earless seals

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

phoca (plural phocas or phocae)

(obsolete) A seal.

Anagrams

• copha, phaco, phaco-, poach

Source: Wiktionary


Pho"ca, n. Etym: [L., a seal, fr. Gr. (Zoöl.)

Definition: A genus of seals. It includes the common harbor seal and allied species. See Seal.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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