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baleen whale

noun

Definition of BALEEN WHALE

:  any of a suborder (Mysticeti) of usually large whales lacking teeth but having baleen which is used to filter chiefly small crustaceans (as krill) out of large quantities of seawater
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First Known Use of BALEEN WHALE

1874

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