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nar·whal

also nar·wal  (när′wəl) or nar·whale (-wāl′, -hwāl′)
n.
An Arctic whale (Monodon monoceros) having mottled gray or whitish skin and in the male, a long spirally twisted tusk projecting forward from the left side of the head.

[Norwegian or Danish narhval, from Old Norse nāhvalr : nār, corpse (from its whitish color) + hvalr, whale.]

narwhal

(ˈnɑːwəl) or

narwal

;

narwhale

(ˈnɑːˌweɪl)
n
(Animals) an arctic toothed whale, Monodon monoceros, having a black-spotted whitish skin and, in the male, a long spiral tusk: family Monodontidae
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish, Norwegian narhval, from Old Norse nāhvalr, from nār corpse + hvalr whale, from its white colour, supposed to resemble a human corpse]

nar•whal

or nar•wal

(ˈnɑr wəl)

also nar•whale

(-ˌʰweɪl, -ˌweɪl)

n.
a small arctic whale, Monodon monoceros, the male of which has a long, spirally twisted tusk extending forward from the upper jaw.
[1650–60; < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, Swedish, Dan nar(h)val, reshaped from Old Norse nāhvalr=nār corpse + hvalr whale1]
nar•whal′i•an (-ˈʰweɪ li ən, -ˈweɪ-, -ˈwɒl i-) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.narwhal - small Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusknarwhal - small Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
genus Monodon, Monodon - type genus of the Monodontidae
Translations
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narwhal

[ˈnɑːwəl] Nnarval m

narwhal

nNarwal m

narwhal

[ˈnɑːwl] nnarvalo