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  • n. Archaic form of narwhal.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See narwhal.

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

  • n. small Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk


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  • Beluga Delphinapterus leucas (VU) and narwal Monodon monoceros visit Disko Bugt in autumn and winter.

    Ilulissat Icefjord, Denmark-Greenland

  • In the sea are found the black whale, porpoise, sea-horse, seal, and the narwal or sea unicorn; the horn of the latter, solid ivory, is a beautiful object.

    Notes of a Twenty-Five Years' Service in the Hudson's Bay Territory Volume II. (of 2)

  • The handle is sometimes made of the horn of the narwal, but more frequently of wood.


  • They used it for pointing their spear-heads and harpoons, which, in default of iron, were ingeniously made of ivory from the tusks of the walrus and the horn of the narwal.

    The World of Ice

  • Some other interesting - but far less pricey - recent presents to Canadian politicians include: cowboy boots to Harper from George W. Bush and Algerian wine and dates from the president of that country; a narwal tusk given to Harper during a 2007 Arctic trip; and a pair of Rolling Stones tickets for Defence Minister Peter MacKay in 2006.

    Edmonton Sun

  • I think he's actually a narwal trapped in a man's body.

    The Guardian World News

  • Apply Gilette Fusion gel, scented with sandalwood and the essence of narwal bladders, (£4 a can).

    Army Rumour Service

  • No satisfactory use has been assigned for the horn that arms the male narwal, nor should any reason be conjectured for its presence that involves its possessor's mode of procuring food, since the same necessity would be unprovided for in the female; yet I have sometimes thought the horn was employed to dislodge the flat-fish, on which the unicorn feeds, from the recesses of the bottom, where they would naturally conceal themselves at the sight of their enemy; and if the narwal seeks its prey in company, as, from its constant appearance in a shoal, may be concluded, the raking of the horns amidst the weeds and ooze would be as serviceable to the unarmed females as to their gallant consorts.

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 13, No. 367, April 25, 1829

  • "There hunted 'she' the walrus, the narwal, and the seal.

    A Holiday in the Happy Valley with Pen and Pencil


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