Definitions

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  • adj. Relating to whales or more generally to any marine mammal of the order Cetacea.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to the Cetacea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the whale; belonging to the Cetacea or whale kind.

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

  • adj. of or relating to whales and dolphins etc

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Examples

  • I am staying at the home of a friend who is a great admirer of Moby Dick and whose home is replete with cetaceous memorabilia.

    Orson Whales | clusterflock

  • If we suppose the case of the discovery of a skeleton of a Greenland whale in a fossil state, not a single cetaceous animal being known to exist, what naturalist would have ventured conjecture on the possibility of a carcass so gigantic being supported on the minute crustacea and mollusca living in the frozen seas of the extreme North?

    Journal of researches into the geology and natural history of the various countries visited by H.M.S. Beagle

  • Lang Ca Ong, the Temple of the Whales, was built in 1911 and had about it a distinctly non-Buddhist air, with its cases of cetaceous skeletons.

    Floating City

  • In reality, it was the tusk of a cetaceous animal inhabiting the northern ocean, and known as the sea-unicorn or narwhal.

    Primitive Psycho-Therapy and Quackery

  • Doubtless the friend to whom the letter was indited was highly edified by the aged doctor's learning, yet one cannot conceive that he would be greatly consoled by being informed, when discussing the patient's cough, that 'in cetaceous Fishes, who have large and strong lungs, the same is not observed; nor yet in oviparous

    The Book-Hunter at Home

  • That is to say, those which people the high seas and those which love the shores; those which inhabit the depths and those which attach themselves to rocks; those which are gregarious and those which live dispersed, the cetaceous, the huge, and the tiny.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

  • Strait, and among the mighty icebergs of Baffin's Bay, we saw no cetaceous creatures, save twice some floundering porpoises, and thrice

    Tales of the Chesapeake

  • But, marvellous beyond all, the 'great fish' (falsely so translated, since no cetaceous creature can be denominated a _fish_) into which he was received still lived, and accompanied him.

    Tales of the Chesapeake

  • Seven or eight years ago a cetaceous monster was stranded near the

    The Awakening of China

  • What, then, is this cetaceous monster of which no Cuvier ever thought?

    Voyage au centre de la terre. English

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