toothed whale(redirected from Toothed whales)
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Any of various cetaceans of the suborder Odontoceti, having numerous teeth and a single blowhole, and including the dolphins, the porpoises, and the sperm whale. Also called odontocete.
(Animals) any whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Odontoceti, having a single blowhole and numerous simple teeth and feeding on fish, smaller mammals, molluscs, etc: includes dolphins and porpoises. Compare whalebone whale
any whale of the suborder Odontoceti, having conical teeth in one or both jaws and feeding on fish, squid, etc.
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|Noun||1.||toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.|
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
cachalot, Physeter catodon, sperm whale, black whale - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
Kogia breviceps, pygmy sperm whale - small sperm whale of warm waters of both coasts of North America
dwarf sperm whale, Kogia simus - very small (to 8 feet) sperm whale of central coasts of Atlantic and Pacific
beaked whale - any of several whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth in the upper jaw
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises