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bowhead (n.)

also bow-head, type of Arctic whale, 1853, from bow (n.1) + head (n.). So called for its shape.

updated on July 21, 2017

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Definitions of bowhead from WordNet

bowhead (n.)
large-mouthed Arctic whale;
Synonyms: bowhead whale / Greenland whale / Balaena mysticetus
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