Share this entry

Share this page

bowhead

Saltos de línea: bow|head
Pronunciación: /ˈbəʊhɛd
 
/
(also bowhead whale)

Definición de bowhead en inglés:

sustantivo

An Arctic right whale with black skin, feeding by skimming the surface for plankton. Also called Greenland right whale.
  • Balaena mysticetus, family Balaenidae
Example sentences
  • The proposal appears to apply in principle to virtually any species except bowheads and blue whales, though in practice I think the government is more interested in assessing stocks of fins, humpbacks, pilot whales and several dolphins.
  • Probably the first thing concerned citizens think of when the word ‘endangered’ pops up is an animal: the California condor, the giant panda, the bowhead whale, the leatherback sea turtle.
  • Like all whales, bowheads are sensitive creatures and getting into the water with one must be done with caution-from the whale's standpoint, not just the diver's.

Origen

late 19th century: from bow1 + head.

Definición de bowhead en:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

¿Qué te llama la atención de esta palabra o frase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Obtenga más de Oxford Dictionaries

Suscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día odium
Pronunciación: ˈəʊdɪəm
noun
widespread hatred or disgust for someone…