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A baleen whale (Balaena mysticetus) of Arctic seas, having a large head, an arched upper jaw, and no dorsal fin.
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(Animals) a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species
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a whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth.
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|Noun||1.||bowhead - large-mouthed Arctic whale |
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
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