pilot whale

noun
a small, common whale, Globicephala sieboldii, of tropical and temperate seas, having a bulbous head.
Also called pothead whale.


Origin:
1865–70

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pilot whale
 
n
black whale, Also called: blackfish any of several black toothed whales of the genus Globicephala, such as G. melaena, that occur in all seas except polar seas: family Delphinidae

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The human species does fulfill that definition, but only one wild animal species is known to do so: the short-finned pilot whale.
It was barbed and made of bone, probably from a pilot whale.
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