baleen whales


baleen whales
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Англо-русский сельскохозяйственный словарь. 2013.

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  • Baleen whale — Baleen whales[1] Temporal range: latest Eocene – Recent …   Wikipedia

  • baleen whale — n. any of an order (Mysticeta) of whales with toothless jaws, baleen in the mouth, and a symmetrical skull, consisting of the gray whale, the right whales, and rorquals * * * Any of about 13 species of cetaceans in the suborder Mysticeti. They… …   Universalium

  • Baleen — or whalebone is the means by which baleen whales feed. These whales do not have teeth, but instead have rows of baleen plates in the upper jaw ndash; flat, flexible plates with frayed edges, arranged in two parallel rows, looking like combs of… …   Wikipedia

  • baleen — [bə lēn′] n. [ME & OFr baleine < L ballaena < Gr phallaina, whale < phallos (see PHALLUS): so named from the shape of the whale] the horny, elastic plates that hang down in fringed, parallel columns from the upper jaw or palate of baleen …   English World dictionary

  • baleen — noun Etymology: Middle English baleine whale, baleen, from Latin balaena whale; akin to Greek phallaina whale Date: 14th century a horny keratinous substance found in two rows of transverse plates which hang down from the upper jaws of baleen… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • baleen whale — n. any of an order (Mysticeta) of whales with toothless jaws, baleen in the mouth, and a symmetrical skull, consisting of the gray whale, the right whales, and rorquals …   English World dictionary

  • Baleen — Ba*leen (b[.a]*l[=e]n ), n. [F. baleine whale and whalebone, L. balaena a whale; cf. Gr. fa laina. ] (Zo[ o]l. & Com.) Plates or blades of whalebone, from two to twelve feet long, and sometimes a foot wide, which in certain whales… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • baleen — n. whalebone. Phrases and idioms: baleen whale any of various whales of the suborder Mysticeti, having plates of baleen fringed with bristles for straining plankton from the water. Etymology: ME f. OF baleine f. L balaena whale …   Useful english dictionary

  • baleen whale — noun Date: 1874 any of a suborder (Mysticeti) of usually large whales lacking teeth but having baleen which is used to filter chiefly small crustaceans (as krill) out of large quantities of seawater …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • baleen whale — /bəˌlin ˈweɪl/ (say buh.leen wayl) noun one of the group of whales of the suborder Mysticeti, which have baleen, such as the blue whale, sei whale, right whale, etc. Compare toothed whale. Also, whalebone whale …   Australian English dictionary

  • baleen whale — noun Any of several large whales, of the suborder Mysticeti, that have plates of whalebone instead of teeth Syn: whalebone whale, great whale …   Wiktionary


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