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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A whalebone whale (Balaena mysticetus) of Arctic seas, having a very large head and an arched upper jaw.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A large whale, Balaena mysticetus, having a large, rounded head, that inhabits Arctic waters.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The great Arctic or Greenland whale. (Balæna mysticetus). See baleen, and whale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A species of right whale; the polar right whale or Greenland whale, Balœna mysticetus. See also cut under whale.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. large-mouthed Arctic whale

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