bowhead whale

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bowhead whale (plural bowhead whales)

  1. A bowhead
    • 1954, Alexander Alderson, chapter 5, in The Subtle Minotaur[1]:
      “You have probably never seen anything like this before, Mr. Toler. It is baleen, or if you prefer it, whalebone, taken from the mouth of the bowhead whale. It is used by the whale to filter its food.”