North Pacific right whale

noun
variants: or less commonly northern Pacific right whale

Definition of North Pacific right whale

: a chiefly black right whale (Eubalaena japonica) of temperate and subpolar waters of the Pacific Ocean that was formerly classified with the North Atlantic right whale as a single species

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First Known Use of North Pacific right whale

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“North Pacific right whale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/North%20Pacific%20right%20whale. Accessed 18 Jan. 2022.

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