Definition of Monodon monoceros
1. Noun. Small Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk.
Generic synonyms: Whale
Group relationships: Genus Monodon, Monodon
Lexicographical Neighbors of Monodon Monoceros
Literary usage of Monodon monoceros
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Entertaining Naturalist: Being Popular Descriptions, Tales, and by Loudon (Jane) (1850)
"... (Monodon monoceros,) A MARINE animal, differing from all the cetacea to which it belongs, in not having any teeth, properly so called, ..."
2. A History of British Fossil Mammals, and Birds by Richard. Owen (1846)
"Monodon monoceros. Narwhal. Narwhal, PARKINSON, Organic Remains. 4to., 1811, vol. iii. p. ... Monodon monoceros, OWEN, Report of British Association, 1842. ..."
3. Catalogue of the Hunterian Collection in the Museum of the Royal College of by Museum, Royal College of Surgeons in London (1831)
"Monodon monoceros. Hunterian. 1149. The skull of a large male Narwhal, ... Monodon monoceros. In this specimen, the single alveolar tusk is exposed in its ..."
4. The Animal Kingdom Arranged in Conformity with Its Organization by Georges Cuvier, Edward Griffith, Charles Hamilton Smith, Edward Pidgeon, John Edward Gray, George Robert Gray (1827)
"Monodon monoceros (Common Narwhal.) General form ovo'id ; length of head one-fourth that of the ... Monodon monoceros, Lin., Erx., Gm. Narwhal, Bonnat. ..."