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Any of several usually large cetaceans of the suborder Mysticeti, having two blowholes and whalebone plates instead of teeth, and including the humpback whale and the right whales. Also called mysticete, whalebone whale.
(Animals) another name for whalebone whale
any toothless whale of the suborder Mysticeti, having plates of whalebone in the mouth. Also called baleen whale.
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|Noun||1.||baleen whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water|
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
right whale - large Arctic whalebone whale; allegedly the `right' whale to hunt because of its valuable whalebone and oil
rorqual, razorback - any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
Balaenoptera musculus, blue whale, sulfur bottom - largest mammal ever known; bluish-grey migratory whalebone whale mostly of southern hemisphere
humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, humpback - large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives