Bowhead
Bowhead Bow"head`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The great Arctic or Greenland whale. ({Bal[ae]na mysticetus}). See {Baleen}, and {Whale}. [1913 Webster]

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  • bowhead — [bōhed΄] n. a right whale (Balaena mysticetus) with a very large head, and an arched upper jaw: valued for its strong, elastic baleen, though now nearly extinct …   English World dictionary

  • bowhead — noun see bowhead whale …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bowhead — noun A large whale, Balaena mysticetus, having a large, rounded head, that inhabits Arctic waters. Syn: bowhead whale …   Wiktionary

  • bowhead — grenlandinis banginis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Balaena mysticetus angl. Arctic right whale; Arctic whale; bowhead; bow headed whale; common right whale; common whale; great polar whale;… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • bowhead — /boh hed /, n. a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth: an endangered species. See illus. under whale. Also called Greenland whale. [1885 90; BOW2 + HEAD] * * * …   Universalium

  • bowhead — bow·head || bəʊhed n. Arctic or Greenland whale having an extremely large head and mouth …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bowhead — bow•head [[t]ˈboʊˌhɛd[/t]] n. mam a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • bowhead — /ˈboʊhɛd/ (say bohhed) noun a whale, Balaena mysticetus, of arctic seas …   Australian English dictionary

  • bowhead — n. an Arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bowhead whale — Bowhead whale[1] Size comparison against an average human …   Wikipedia

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