northern right whale


Definition of northern right whale

: either of two right whales of temperate and subpolar waters of the northern hemisphere:
a : north atlantic right whale
b : north pacific right whale — compare southern right whale

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First Known Use of northern right whale

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Northern right whale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jan. 2021.

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