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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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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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|Noun||1.||gray 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
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