Definition of Black whale

1. Noun. Small dark-colored whale of the Atlantic coast of the United States; the largest male acts as pilot or leader for the school.

Exact synonyms: Blackfish, Common Blackfish, Globicephala Melaena, Pilot Whale
Generic synonyms: Dolphin
Group relationships: Genus Globicephala, Globicephala



2. Noun. Large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris.
Exact synonyms: Cachalot, Physeter Catodon, Sperm Whale
Generic synonyms: Toothed Whale
Group relationships: Genus Physeter, Physeter

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Black Whale

black tree fern
black triangle
black truffle
black turnstone
black up
black urine
black vomit
black vulture
black vultures
black walnut
black walnut tree
black wattle
black weevil
black whale (current term)
black widow
black widow spider
black widow spider venom
black widows
black willow
black woodpecker
black woodpeckers
blackamoor
blackamoors
blackamore
blackaviced
blackavised
blackback
blackback flounder

Literary usage of Black whale

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1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"In the black whale at Ascalon The landlord said, "I say, He's drinking of my date-juice wine Much more than he can pay!" In the black whale at Ascalon The ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The black whale, as its name implies, is usually entirely black, but some individuals have been reported as whitish or grayish on the throat and breast. ..."

3. Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts by M[atthew] F[ontaine] Maury (1851)
"... whales taken in the Polar sea were all of the Right or black whale species, of a deep black color, having head much longer than black whale usually has, ..."

4. Journal of Voyages and Travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet by George Bennett, Daniel Tyerman, London Missionary Society (1832)
"... —North-east Trade Wind—Sucking Fish-—Cross the Tropic of Cancer —Flying Fishes—The black whale—The Southern Cross—Whit- Monday—A Shark caught—Exploit of ..."

5. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"Which species this may have been is quite uncertain, but it may well have been B. physalus L. (See fig. 44«.) c.—The Cape Whale ; black whale; Biscay Right ..."

6. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"In the black whale at Ascalon A man drank day by day, Till, limp aa any old sand bag, Upon the floor he lay. In the black whale at Ascalon The landlord said ..."

7. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Edward Cornelius Towne (1898)
"In the black whale at Ascalon The landlord said, "I say, He's drinking of my date-juice wine Much more than he can pay!" In the black whale at Ascalon The ..."

8. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The black whale, as its name implies, is usually entirely black, but some individuals have been reported as whitish or grayish on the throat and breast. ..."

9. Explanations and Sailing Directions to Accompany the Wind and Current Charts by M[atthew] F[ontaine] Maury (1851)
"... whales taken in the Polar sea were all of the Right or black whale species, of a deep black color, having head much longer than black whale usually has, ..."

10. Journal of Voyages and Travels by the Rev. Daniel Tyerman and George Bennet by George Bennett, Daniel Tyerman, London Missionary Society (1832)
"... —North-east Trade Wind—Sucking Fish-—Cross the Tropic of Cancer —Flying Fishes—The black whale—The Southern Cross—Whit- Monday—A Shark caught—Exploit of ..."

11. The Bermuda Islands: An Account of Their Scenery, Climate, Productions by Addison Emery Verrill (1902)
"Which species this may have been is quite uncertain, but it may well have been B. physalus L. (See fig. 44«.) c.—The Cape Whale ; black whale; Biscay Right ..."

12. The Library of Wit and Humor, Prose and Poetry: Selected from the Literature by Ainsworth Rand Spofford, Rufus Edmonds Shapley (1894)
"In the black whale at Ascalon A man drank day by day, Till, limp aa any old sand bag, Upon the floor he lay. In the black whale at Ascalon The landlord said ..."

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