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bowhead

[ boh-hed ]
/ ˈboʊˌhɛd /
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noun
a baleen whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth: an endangered species.
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Also called Green·land whale.

Origin of bowhead

First recorded in 1885–90; bow2 + head
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British Dictionary definitions for bowhead

bowhead
/ (ˈbəʊˌhɛd) /

noun
a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species
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