Balaena

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Balaena type genus of the Balaenidae: Greenland whales
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n balaena The typical genus of whalebone whales, of the family Balænidæ, having the cervical vertebræ ankylosed, the fore limbs pentadactyl, the head enormous, with long black elastic baleen, the throat without furrows, and no dorsal fin. It contains the Greenland or arctic whale, B. mysticetus, and several other species found in all seas. See cuts under ankylosis and Balænidæ.
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Usage

In literature:

Amongst other whalers may be mentioned the Balaena, the Diana, the Active, and the Polar Star of Dundee.
"The South Pole, Volumes 1 and 2" by Roald Amundsen
Hence they too had the name of Bal-Ain, or Balaenae.
"A New System; or, an Analysis of Antient Mythology. Volume I." by Jacob Bryant
THE BALAENA WHALES, OR WHALES WITH WHALEBONE.
"Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society - Vol. 3" by Various
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