baleen definition

  • noun:
    • identify whalebone.
    • The plates into the lips for the baleen whale, Mysticeti, which it makes use of to capture its meals; previously used in corsetry
    • a baleen whale
    • Plates or blades of “whalebone,” from two to twelve feet long, and often a foot large, which in specific whales (Balænoidea) are attached hand and hand across the upper jaw, and form a fringelike sieve in which the foodstuff is retained within the mouth.
    • A whale.
    • The sea-bream.
    • Whalebone in its all-natural state: a name provided by whale-fishers.
    • a horny material from top jaws of specific whales; utilized whilst the ribs of fans or as remains in corsets

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