Greenland whale


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Related to Greenland whale: Balaena mysticetus, sperm whale, Greenland right whale, Greenland shark

Greenland whale

n
(Animals) an arctic right whale, Balaena mysticetus, that is black with a cream-coloured throat
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Noun1.Greenland whale - large-mouthed Arctic whaleGreenland whale - large-mouthed Arctic whale    
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Balaena, genus Balaena - type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
References in classic literature ?
It is the Greenland whale you have hunted up to this time, and that would not risk passing through the warm waters of the equator.
These creatures are generally much smaller than the Greenland whale.
What would become of a Greenland whale, say, in those shuddering, icy seas of the north, if unsupplied with his cosy surtout?
8] If we suppose the case of the discovery of a skeleton of a Greenland whale in a fossil state, not a single cetaceous animal being known to exist, what naturalist would have ventured conjecture on the possibility of a carcass so gigantic being supported on the minute crustacea and mollusca living in the frozen seas of the extreme North?