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 Whale — Taxobox name = Bowhead WhaleMSW3 Cetacea | id=14300005] status = LC status system = iucn3.1 status ref =IUCN2008|assessors=Reilly, S.B., Bannister, J.L., Best, P.B., Brown, M., Brownell Jr., R.L., Butterworth, D.S., Clapham, P.J., Cooke, J.,… …   Wikipedia

  • bowhead whale — noun Date: 1887 a baleen whale (Balaena mysticetus) of arctic and subarctic seas called also bowhead …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bowhead whale — noun A bowhead …   Wiktionary

  • bowhead whale — noun large mouthed Arctic whale • Syn: ↑bowhead, ↑Greenland whale, ↑Balaena mysticetus • Hypernyms: ↑baleen whale, ↑whalebone whale • Member Holonyms: ↑Balaena, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

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