Definition of Common blackfish

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



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Literary usage of Common blackfish

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1. The Camper's Own Book for Devotees of Tent and Trail by George Sands Bryan, Harry C. Phibbs (1913)
"... which makes but faint resistance as it is forcibly hauled into the boat by its captor; others think the luring of the common blackfish or tautog, which, ..."

2. Bulletin by United States National Museum, Smithsonian Institution (1889)
"common blackfish. ... (From Mûrie, Transactions of the Zoological Society of London, viii, 1873, pi. 30, fig. 1.) Fio. 2. common blackfish. ..."

3. Bibliographical Catalogue of the Described Transformations of North America by Henry Edwards (1889)
"common blackfish. ... Transaction« of the Zoological Society of London, viii, 1873, pi. 30, fig. 1.) Fio. 2. common blackfish. ..."

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