Synonyms of 'Whales and dolphins'
baleen whaleany of an order (Mysticeta) of whales with toothless jaws, baleen in the mouth, and a symmetrical skull, consisting of the gray whale, the right whales, and rorquals belugablue whale or sulphur-bottomthe largest mammal: a widely distributed bluish-grey whalebone whale, Sibbaldus (or Balaenoptera) musculus, closely related and similar to the rorquals: family Balaenopteridae bottlenose dolphinbowheada large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species doradoGreenland whalean arctic right whale, Balaena mysticetus, that is black with a cream-coloured throat greyback or grey whaleany of various animals having a grey back, such as the grey whale and the hooded crow humpback whalekiller whale, grampus, or orcaa predatory black-and-white toothed whale, Orcinus orca, with a large erect dorsal fin, most common in cold seas: family Delphinidae minke whalea type of small whalebone whale or rorqual, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, up to 10 metres long narwhalan arctic toothed whale, Monodon monoceros, having a black-spotted whitish skin and, in the male, a long spiral tusk: family Monodontidae pilot whale, black whale, or blackfishany of several black toothed whales of the genus Globicephala, such as G. melaena, that occur in all seas except polar seas: family Delphinidae porpoiseright whale or (Austral.) bay whaleany large whalebone whale of the family Balaenidae. They are grey or black, have a large head, and, in most, no dorsal fin, and are hunted as a source of whalebone and oil rorqualany of several whalebone whales of the genus Balaenoptera, esp B. physalus: family Balaenopteridae. They have a dorsal fin and a series of grooves along the throat and chest sei whalea rorqual, Balaenoptera borealis sperm whale or cachalota large toothed whale, Physeter catodon, having a square-shaped head and hunted for sperm oil, spermaceti, and ambergris: family Physeteridae toothed whaleany whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Odontoceti, having a single blowhole and numerous simple teeth and feeding on fish, smaller mammals, molluscs, etc: includes dolphins and porpoises whalebone whaleany whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Mysticeti, having a double blowhole and strips of whalebone between the jaws instead of teeth: includes the rorquals, right whales, and the blue whale white whalea small white toothed whale, Delphinapterus leucas, of northern waters: family Monodontidae ▷ See whale
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