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(Animals) a large N Pacific whalebone whale, Eschrichtius glaucus, that is grey or black with white spots and patches: family Eschrichtidae
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Noun1.grey whale - medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacificgrey 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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