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Greenland whale

noun
1.

bowhead

[boh-hed] /ˈboʊˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth: an endangered species.
Also called Greenland whale.
Origin of bowhead
1885-1890
1885-90; bow2 + head
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  • Instead of having teeth in his mouth, as many Whales have, the Greenland whale has this sieve of "whalebone."

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  • However this may be, the Greenland whale has been found sixty feet in length, although some other species are smaller.

  • It is tiny, compared with the Greenland whale, but much quicker and more cunning.

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  • The Greenland whale is happiest with cold and ice, so when summer comes it travels north in great numbers.

  • So, when man came, hunting the Greenland whale for oil and "whalebone," he found an easy victim.

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  • Of the peculiar make-up of the Greenland whale the head is certainly the most peculiar of all the parts.

  • Where the Greenland whale is found B. australis does not exist.

  • The ocean teems with small creatures; even the huge Greenland whale feeds on them, and the Herring seems to live on little else.

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  • And that mass of small life is the food of this mountain of fat and flesh, the Greenland whale.

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British Dictionary definitions for Greenland whale

Greenland whale

noun
1.
an arctic right whale, Balaena mysticetus, that is black with a cream-coloured throat

bowhead

/ˈbəʊˌhɛd/
noun
1.
a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species
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