Definition of Narwhale

1. Noun. Small Arctic whale the male having a long spiral ivory tusk.

Exact synonyms: Monodon Monoceros, Narwal, Narwhal
Generic synonyms: Whale
Group relationships: Genus Monodon, Monodon



Definition of Narwhale

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of narwhal) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Narwhale

1. narwhal [n -S] - See also: narwhal

Lexicographical Neighbors of Narwhale

narrowtooth shark
narsarsukite
narsharab
narsty
nart
narthex
narthexes
narthices
nartjie
nartjies
narutomaki
narwal
narwals
narwe
narwhal
narwhale (current term)
narwhales
narwhals
nary
nary(a)
nary a
nas
nasal
nasal arch
nasal atrium
nasal bone
nasal border of frontal bone
nasal calculus
nasal canthus
nasal capsule

Literary usage of Narwhale

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

1. Abstracts of the Papers Printed in the Philosophical Transactions of the by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1832)
"This opinion respecting the existence of two tusks has gained a more general belief in this country, from the exhibition of a stuffed narwhale for many ..."

2. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1875)
"The manners and appetites both of the narwhale and the great whale are entirely ... '1 he tooth of the narwhale, therefore, was ascribed to a very different ..."

3. Life of John Boyle O'Reilly by James Jeffrey Roche, Mary Murphy O'Reilly (1891)
"... Shall we not reach to bring the toilers nearer The law of Nature, Liberty, and God i THE LAST OP THE narwhale. THE STORY OF AN ARCTIC NIP. ..."

4. Knowledge for the People, Or, The Plain why and Because: Or, the Plain why by John Timbs (1832)
"THE narwhale. Because it has been very frequently found with only one tusk. ... Shaw, Why has the narwhale been called the sea-unicorn ? ..."

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