toothed whale

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

1835–45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To toothed-whale
World English Dictionary
toothed whale
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Science Dictionary
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.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature