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blue whale

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noun

  1. the largest mammal: a widely distributed bluish-grey whalebone whale, Sibbaldus (or Balaenoptera) musculus, closely related and similar to the rorquals: family Balaenopteridae Also called: sulphur-bottom

Example Sentences Including 'blue whale'

Actor Alfred Molina suggests to Vanity Fair that only ethnicity and gender have kept Salma Hayek from being the size of a blue whale.
Toronto Sun (2003)
Although when Kerry Presswood came on it was more like the sea, wasn't it, because she looked like a great blue whale dancing around.
Adams, Ken Samson Superslug
Hunting has reduced the planet's largest creature, the blue whale , to just 1 per cent of its original 300,000.
The Advertiser, Sunday Mail (2004)
In summer it is a playground of the largest creature on the planet, the blue whale.
Glasgow Herald (2001)
Like the blue whale , many aquatic organisms filter plankton.
McCahill, T. A. Biology Basic Facts
On the third evening I saw a blue whale close up, gliding through the next swell to us, magnificent and absolutely huge.
Times, Sunday Times (2002)
Random Facts Elephants, on average, weigh less than a blue whale 's tongue.
Maxim (2005)

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