toothed whale

toothed whale

noun
any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc.
Compare whalebone whale.


Origin:
1835–45

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toothed whale
 
n
Compare whalebone whale any whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Odontoceti, having a single blowhole and numerous simple teeth and feeding on fish, smaller mammals, molluscs, etc: includes dolphins and porpoises

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toothed whale   (ttht, td)  Pronunciation Key 
Any of various whales of the suborder Odontoceti, having an asymmetrical skull with one blowhole and numerous cone-shaped teeth. Toothed whales include the sperm, beluga, pilot, and beaked whales, and the narwhal, orca (killer whale), dolphins, and porpoises. Compare baleen whale.
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