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gray whale

n.
A baleen whale (Eschrichtius robustus) of northern Pacific coastal waters, having grayish-black coloring with white blotches and lacking a dorsal fin.
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gray′ whale′


n.
a grayish black whalebone whale, Eschrichtius robustus, of the N Pacific, growing to a length of 50 ft. (15.2 m).
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Noun1.gray whale - medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacificgray whale - medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
Eschrichtius, genus Eschrichtius - type and sole genus of the Eschrichtiidae
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