northern bottlenose whale

noun
variants: or less commonly North Atlantic bottlenose whale

Definition of northern bottlenose whale

: a large, greenish-brown to gray beaked whale (Hyperoodon ampullatus) of deep, colder waters of the northern Atlantic Ocean

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First Known Use of northern bottlenose whale

1977, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern bottlenose whale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/northern%20bottlenose%20whale. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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