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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
1885-1890
1885-90; bow2 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for greenland-whale

bowhead

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

Greenland whale

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