whalebone

noun whale·bone \ ˈhwāl-ˌbōn , ˈwāl- \
|Updated on: 28 Apr 2018

Definition of whalebone

1 : baleen
2 : an article made of whalebone

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First Known Use of whalebone

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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WHALEBONE Defined for English Language Learners

whalebone

Definition of whalebone for English Language Learners

  • : a hard substance that is found in the jaw of some types of whales


WHALEBONE Defined for Kids

whalebone

noun whale·bone \ ˈhwāl-ˌbōn , ˈwāl- \

Definition of whalebone for Students

: baleen


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