Definition of Gray whale

1. Noun. Medium-sized greyish-black whale of the northern Pacific.




Definition of Gray whale

1. Noun. A baleen whale, ''Eschrichtius robustus'', from the north Pacific ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Gray Whale

gray sea eagle
gray seal
gray seals
gray skate
gray snapper
gray sole
gray squirrel
gray substance
gray syndrome
gray tape
gray tapes
gray tuber
gray tubercle
gray wedge
gray whale (current term)
gray willow
gray wing
gray wolf
gray wolves
grayback
graybacks
graybar hotel
graybeard
graybeards
graybodies
graybody
grayed
grayer
grayest

Literary usage of Gray whale

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"California gray whale, Grayback or Devilfish ... The gray whale is found as far northward as Bering Sea and occurs also on the coast of Japan, ..."

2. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1868)
"The bristles of the A. gibbosus much finer, three series together. Length of the latter 8-5 inches, width at base 4-4 inches. In the gray whale or ..."

3. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"California gray whale, Grayback or Devilfish ... The gray whale is found as far northward as Bering Sea, and occurs also on the coast of Japan, ..."

4. British Columbia by Ed Readicker-Henderson (2004)
"A gray whale has between 130 and 180 baleen plates hanging from each side of its upper jaw. Each piece is anywhere from two to 10 inches long, ..."

5. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"(d) The California gray whale; the grayback. (e) A kind of salmon,Salmo ferox. 3. ... 4. The dab, a fish. [Local, Irish.] — 5. The California gray whale, ..."

6. Theme Pockets by Michelle Noble Barnett, Jill Norris, Jo Ellen Moore, Caitlin Rabanera, Ann Switzer (1999)
"Materials • gray whale migration pattern on page 77, reproduced on gray paper for each student • gray whale facts on page 78, reproduced on a transparency ..."

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