greenland-whale

Greenland whale

noun
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bowhead

[boh-hed]
noun
a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth: an endangered species. See illus. under whale.
Also called Greenland whale.


Origin:
1885–90; bow2 + head

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bowhead (ˈbəʊˌhɛd)
 
n
a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species

Greenland whale
 
n
an arctic right whale, Balaena mysticetus, that is black with a cream-coloured throat

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