Baird's beaked whale
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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Origin and Etymology of baird's beaked whale
after Spencer F. Baird †1887 American zoologist
First Known Use: 1961See Words from the same year
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