pilot whale


noun

a small, common whale, Globicephala sieboldii, of tropical and temperate seas, having a bulbous head.

Origin of pilot whale

First recorded in 1865–70
Also called pothead whale.
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British Dictionary definitions for pilot whale

pilot whale

noun

any of several black toothed whales of the genus Globicephala, such as G. melaena, that occur in all seas except polar seas: family DelphinidaeAlso called: black whale, blackfish
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