black whale


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black whale

n
(Animals) another name for pilot whale
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Noun1.black whale - small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United Statesblack whale - small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
2.black whale - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oilblack whale - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
genus Physeter, Physeter - type genus of the Physeteridae
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