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baleen whale

noun
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75
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baleen whale

noun
1.
another name for whalebone whale
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baleen whale  
Any of several usually large whales of the suborder Mysticeti, having a symmetrical skull with two blowholes and plates of baleen instead of teeth. Baleen whales include the humpback, blue, fin, minke, and right whales, and the rorquals. Compare toothed whale.
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