Definition of Greenland right whale in English:

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Greenland right whale

(also Greenland whale)

noun

Another term for bowhead.
Example sentences
  • Bowheads, also known as Greenland right whales, are baleen whales, meaning that instead of teeth they have bonelike plates that they use to strain food from gulps of water.
  • Bowhead whales used to be referred to as Greenland whales and sometimes even Greenland right whales.
  • As opposed to other species of baleen whale, the Greenland right whale lives in the Arctic its whole life.

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Syllabification: Green·land right whale

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