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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

whale′bone whale`(n.)

  1. any toothless whale of the suborder Mysticeti, having plates of whalebone in the mouth.

    Category: Mammals

    Ref: Also called baleen whale.

Origin of whalebone whale:

1715–25

Princeton's WordNet

  1. baleen whale, whalebone whale(noun)

    whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water

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