Definition of Baleen whale

1. Noun. Whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water.




Definition of Baleen whale

1. Noun. Any of several large whales, of the suborder ''Mysticeti'', that have plates of whalebone instead of teeth ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Baleen Whale

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Literary usage of Baleen whale

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1. Environmental Performance Reviews by Oecd (2001)
"There are also seven baleen whale species, including the plankton -eat ing species ... Three baleen whale species (the fin whale, humpback whale and minke ..."

2. Description of a New Species of Sea Snake from the Philippine Islands: With by John Van Denburgh, Joseph Cheesman Thompson (1908)
"Synonym—Gray baleen whale. Range—Frequent in the ocean and bays coastwise from November to May (Scammon, Marine Mammals, 1874, pp. 22, 23). ..."

3. Science Readers by ́ Vincent T. Murche (1895)
"The seals, because they live partly in the water, have a thin layer of this oily fat under their fur coat. There are two kinds of whales — the baleen whale, ..."

4. Adventure Guide Inside Passage & Coastal Alaska by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2006)
"BALEEN Humpbacks are a type of baleen whale, which means they eat fairly small stuff- nothing bigger than, say a shrimp or so - and do so by scooping up a ..."

5. Adventure Guide to the Inside Passage and Coastal Alaska by Lynn Readicker-Henderson (2002)
"BALEEN Humpbacks are a type of baleen whale, which means they eat fairly small stuff - nothing bigger than, say a shrimp or so - and do so by scooping up a ..."

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