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nar·whalalso nar·wal (när′wəl) or nar·whale (-wāl′, -hwāl′)
An Arctic whale (Monodon monoceros) having mottled gray or whitish skin and in the male, a long spirally twisted tusk projecting forward from the left side of the head.
[Norwegian or Danish narhval, from Old Norse nāhvalr : nār, corpse (from its whitish color) + hvalr, whale.]
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|Noun||1.||narwal - small Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk|
whale - any of the larger cetacean mammals having a streamlined body and breathing through a blowhole on the head
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