wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup

NEW: Pecarus, by Lexmilian de Mello,
A Book of Poetry Inspired by Wordswarm.net

Wordswarms From Years Past


13-Letter Words
12-Letter Words
11-Letter Words
10-Letter Words
9-Letter Words
8-Letter Words
7-Letter Words
6-Letter Words
5-Letter Words
4-Letter Words
3-Letter Words


Adjacent Words

Blue Mountain tea
Blue Mountains
blue movie
blue murder
blue mussel
Blue Nile
blue note
Blue ointment
blue orchid
blue pea
blue peafowl
blue pencil
blue penciller
Blue perch
blue peter
blue pickerel
Blue pigeon
blue pike
blue pikeperch
Blue pill
blue pimpernel
blue plate
blue point
blue point Siamese
blue pointed
blue poppy
Blue print
blue racer
blue riband
blue ribband

Full-text Search for "blue petrel"
1599


blue petrel definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Note: The existing whales are divided into two groups: the toothed whales (Odontocete), including those that have teeth, as the cachalot, or sperm whale (see Sperm whale); and the baleen, or whalebone, whales (Mysticete), comprising those that are destitute of teeth, but have plates of baleen hanging from the upper jaw, as the right whales. The most important species of whalebone whales are the bowhead, or Greenland, whale (see Illust. of Right whale), the Biscay whale, the Antarctic whale, the gray whale (see under Gray), the humpback, the finback, and the rorqual. Whale bird. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any one of several species of large Antarctic petrels which follow whaling vessels, to feed on the blubber and floating oil; especially, Prion turtur (called also blue petrel), and Pseudoprion desolatus. (b) The turnstone; -- so called because it lives on the carcasses of whales. [Canada] Whale fin (Com.), whalebone. --Simmonds. Whale fishery, the fishing for, or occupation of taking, whales. Whale louse (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of degraded amphipod crustaceans belonging to the genus Cyamus, especially C. ceti. They are parasitic on various cetaceans. Whale's bone, ivory. [Obs.] Whale shark. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The basking, or liver, shark. (b) A very large harmless shark (Rhinodon typicus) native of the Indian Ocean. It sometimes becomes sixty feet long. Whale shot, the name formerly given to spermaceti. Whale's tongue (Zo["o]l.), a balanoglossus.



comments powered by Disqus

Wordswarm.net: Look up a word or phrase

 


wordswarm.net: free dictionary lookup