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Black whale   /blæk weɪl/   Listen
Black whale

noun
1.
Small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school.  Synonyms: blackfish, common blackfish, Globicephala melaena, pilot whale.
2.
Large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris.  Synonyms: cachalot, Physeter catodon, sperm whale.






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Words linked to "Black whale" :   Physeter, dolphin, toothed whale, genus Globicephala, Globicephala, genus Physeter



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