from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of odontocete cetaceans, or toothed whales, taken as type of the Ziphiinæ: used with varying restrictions, and in some acceptations synonymous with Mesoplodon.
- noun [lowercase] A whale of this genus.
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Some of the tough words in the bee, ekat (ph), ziphius and boswellize.