WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2019
bow•head  (bōhed′),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Mammalsa whalebone whale, Balaena mysticetus, of northern seas, having an enormous head and mouth: an endangered species. See illus. under  whale. Also called  Greenland whale. 
  • bow2 + head 1885–90


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bowhead /ˈbəʊˌhɛd/ n
  1. a large-mouthed arctic whale, Balaena mysticetus, that has become rare through overfishing but is now a protected species



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