beaked whale definition

  • noun:
    • Any of various toothed whales associated with the household Ziphiidae, having a lengthy beaklike snout and a small dorsal fin and inhabiting the oceans.
    • some of about 20 species of whales inside family members Ziphiidae, known to plunge to great depths.
    • some of a few whales inhabiting all oceans and having beaklike jaws with vestigial teeth inside upper jaw
  • adjective:
    • a cetacean for the genus Hyperoodon; the bottlehead whale.

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