whalebone whale

[ hweyl-bohn hweyl, weyl-bohn weyl ]
/ ˈʰweɪlˌboʊn ˌʰweɪl, ˈweɪlˌboʊn ˌweɪl /

noun

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Origin of whalebone whale

First recorded in 1720–30

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British Dictionary definitions for whalebone whale

whalebone whale

noun

any whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Mysticeti, having a double blowhole and strips of whalebone between the jaws instead of teeth: includes the rorquals, right whales, and the blue whaleCompare toothed whale
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