pygmy sperm whale

noun

Definition of pygmy sperm whale

: a toothed whale (Kogia breviceps) of tropical and temperate waters of the northern and southern hemispheres that is bluish-gray to black above with lighter underparts, has a crescent-shaped light marking between the eye and flipper, and may reach up to 12.5 feet (3.7 meters) in length but is typically shorter

First Known Use of pygmy sperm whale

1871, in the meaning defined above

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“Pygmy sperm whale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pygmy%20sperm%20whale. Accessed 2 Oct. 2022.

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