Baird's beaked whale

\ ˈberdz- \

Definition of Baird's beaked whale

: a beaked whale (Berardius bairdii) of cold, usually deep waters of the northern hemisphere that may reach a length of 35 to 40 feet (10.5 to 12 meters), has four teeth in the lower jaw, and is closely related to Arnoux's beaked whale

called also giant bottlenose whale, northern four-toothed whale

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First Known Use of Baird's beaked whale

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baird's beaked whale

after Spencer F. Baird †1887 American zoologist

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“Baird's beaked whale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Oct. 2020.

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