Bowhead



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

Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne
The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
The Life of William Ewart Gladstone, Vol. 1 (of 3) John Morley
The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
A Man to His Mate J. Allan Dunn
The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
The New North Agnes Deans Cameron
Captain Scraggs Peter B. Kyne

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

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