whalebone whale

whale·bone whale
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [hweyl-bohn, weyl- hweyl, weyl]
    • /ˈʰweɪlˌboʊn, ˈweɪl- ʰweɪl, weɪl/
    • /ˈweɪlbəʊn weɪl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [hweyl-bohn, weyl- hweyl, weyl]
    • /ˈʰweɪlˌboʊn, ˈweɪl- ʰweɪl, weɪl/

Definitions of whalebone whale words

  • noun whalebone whale any whale of the suborder Mysticeti, having plates of whalebone on the sides of the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water. 1
  • noun whalebone whale any whale belonging to the cetacean suborder Mysticeti, having a double blowhole and strips of whalebone between the jaws instead of teeth: includes the rorquals, right whales, and the blue whale 0
  • noun whalebone whale baleen whale 0

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Origin of whalebone whale

First appearance:

before 1715
One of the 49% newest English words
First recorded in 1715-25

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whalebone whale popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 73% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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