Definition of Bowhead

1. Noun. Large-mouthed Arctic whale.

Exact synonyms: Balaena Mysticetus, Bowhead Whale, Greenland Whale
Generic synonyms: Baleen Whale, Whalebone Whale
Group relationships: Balaena, Genus Balaena



Definition of Bowhead

1. n. The great Arctic or Greenland whale. (Balæna mysticetus). See Baleen, and Whale.

Definition of Bowhead

1. Noun. A large whale, ''Balaena mysticetus'', having a large, rounded head, that inhabits Arctic waters. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bowhead

1. an arctic whale [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bowhead

1. The great Arctic or Greenland whale. (Balaena mysticetus). See Baleen, and Whale. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bowhead

bowers
bowery
bowes
bowess
bowet
boweth
bowets
bowfin
bowfins
bowfront
bowge
bowget
bowgets
bowgrace
bowgraces
bowhead (current term)
bowhead whale
bowhead whales
bowheads
bowhunter
bowhunters
bowhunting
bowieite
bowing
bowing and scraping
bowing out
bowingly
bowings
bowk
bowked

Literary usage of Bowhead

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1. Nome and Seward Peninsula: History, Description, Biographies and Stories by Edward Sanford Harrison (1905)
"The first bowhead Whale or Balena Mysticetus was ... Prior to that date the bowhead was an unknown species. The Bark Superior of Sagg Harbor, Captain Roys ..."

2. The Cruise of the Cachalot Around the World After Sperm Whales by Frank Thomas Bullen (1899)
""bowhead" FISHING. DAY and night being now only distinguishable by the aid of the clock, a constant look-out aloft was kept all through the twenty-four ..."

3. The New North: Being Some Account of a Woman's Journey Through Canada to the by Agnes Deans Cameron (1909)
"The Jeanette in 1905 got ten whales and a calf, the Karluk got seven whales, the Alexander eight, the bowhead seven. The boats wintering at Herschel in that ..."

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