bowhead definition

  • noun:
    • A whalebone whale (Balaena mysticetus) of Arctic seas, having a tremendously big head and an arched upper jaw.
    • a big whale, Balaena mysticetus, having a big, rounded head, that inhabits Arctic waters.
    • The great Arctic or Greenland whale. (Balæna mysticetus). See baleen, and whale.
    • A species of right whale; the polar right whale or Greenland whale, Balœna mysticetus. See in addition cut under whale.
    • large-mouthed Arctic whale

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