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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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(Animals) an arctic toothed whale, Monodon monoceros, having a black-spotted whitish skin and, in the male, a long spiral tusk: family Monodontidae
[C17: of Scandinavian origin; compare Danish, Norwegian narhval, from Old Norse nāhvalr, from nār corpse + hvalr whale, from its white colour, supposed to resemble a human corpse]
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or nar•wal(ˈnɑr wəl)
also nar•whale(-ˌʰweɪl, -ˌweɪl)
a small arctic whale, Monodon monoceros, the male of which has a long, spirally twisted tusk extending forward from the upper jaw.
[1650–60; < Scandinavian; compare Norwegian, Swedish, Dan nar(h)val, reshaped from Old Norse nāhvalr=nār corpse + hvalr whale1]
nar•whal′i•an (-ˈʰweɪ li ən, -ˈweɪ-, -ˈwɒl i-) adj.
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|Noun||1.||narwhal - 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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narwhal[ˈnɑːwəl] N → narval m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
n → Narwal m
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narwhal[ˈnɑːw/əl] n → narvalo
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