bowhead

[ boh-hed ]
/ ˈboʊˌhɛd /
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noun

a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth: an endangered species.

Nearby words

  1. bowers, claude gernade,
  2. bowery,
  3. bowery, the,
  4. bowfin,
  5. bowgrace,
  6. bowhunting,
  7. bowie,
  8. bowie knife,
  9. bowie state,
  10. bowie, james

Origin of bowhead

First recorded in 1885–90; bow2 + head

Also called Greenland whale.

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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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