Balaena cisarctica
Right whale Right" whale` (Zo["o]l.) (a) The bowhead, Arctic, or Greenland whale ({Bal[ae]na mysticetus}), from whose mouth the best whalebone is obtained. (b) Any other whale that produces valuable whalebone, as the Atlantic, or Biscay, right whale ({Bal[ae]na cisarctica}), and the Pacific right whale ({Bal[ae]na Sieboldii}); a bone whale. [1913 Webster]

{Pygmy right whale} (Zo["o]l.), a small New Zealand whale {(Neobal[ae]na marginata)} which is only about sixteen feet long. It produces short, but very elastic and tough, whalebone. [1913 Webster]


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  • Balaena mysticetus — Right whale Right whale (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The bowhead, Arctic, or Greenland whale ({Bal[ae]na mysticetus}), from whose mouth the best whalebone is obtained. (b) Any other whale that produces valuable whalebone, as the Atlantic, or Biscay, right… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Balaena Sieboldii — Right whale Right whale (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The bowhead, Arctic, or Greenland whale ({Bal[ae]na mysticetus}), from whose mouth the best whalebone is obtained. (b) Any other whale that produces valuable whalebone, as the Atlantic, or Biscay, right… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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