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cetacean Explained

cetacean at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


cetacean at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1800-1900; Language: Latin; Origin: cetus 'whale', from Greek ketos]// technical a mammal that lives in the sea, such as a whale// -- cetacean adj //

cetacean at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Any of several species of exclusively aquatic placental mammals constituting the order Cetacea, found in oceans worldwide and in some freshwater environments. Modern cetaceans are grouped in two suborders: about 70 species of toothed whales (Odontoceti) and 13 species of toothless baleen whales (Mysticeti). They have a tapered body, no external hind limbs, and a tail ending in a horizontal blade of two lobes, or flukes. Cetaceans must come to the water's surface to breathe through blowholes located on top of their head. See also whale.

cetacean at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

42 Moby Thesaurus words for "cetacean":
Loch Ness monster, alevin, baleen whale, beluga, benthon, benthos,
blackfish, blue whale, cachalot, dolphin, finback, fingerling,
fish, fry, game fish, grilse, humpback, killer, killer whale,
kipper, man-eater, man-eating shark, marine animal, minnow, minny,
narwhal, nekton, panfish, plankton, porpoise, salmon, sea monster,
sea pig, sea serpent, sea snake, shark, smolt, sperm whale, sponge,
sulfur-bottom whale, tropical fish, whale

Cetacean at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Cetacean \Ce*ta"cean\, n. (Zo["o]l.)
One of the Cetacea.

cetacean at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : of or relating to whales and dolphins etc [syn: {cetaceous}]

n : large aquatic carnivorous mammal with fin-like forelimbs no
hind limbs, including: whales; dolphins; porpoises;
narwhals [syn: {cetacean mammal}, {blower}]

cetacean at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: wikipedi » a


New Latin Inter: term » cetacea, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » cetus||whale.
Category: Image - :humpbackwhale37.jpg|thumb|Humpback Whale


* Inter: IPA » /sɪˈteɪʃən/


Inter: en-ad » j
  • Pertaining to the zoologic order Cetacea, or associated with species falling under that taxonomic hierarchy.
    1. : The poached blubber was definitely cetacean in origin, but the particular species could not be identified.
    2. More generally, relating to large aquatic mammals, either directly or by analogy.
    3. : The obese woman, ungainly on land, moved with a kind of cetacean grace in the water.


      * (belonging to order Cetacea): cetaceous


      Inter: en-nou » n

  • An animal belonging to the order Cetacea, including dolphins, porpoises, and whales.
  • : The tour promised spiritual experiences with humpback whales and other cetaceans, but all we saw were seagulls and a dead sea otter.


    Inter: trans-top » an animal belonging to the order Cetacea
  • Breton: Inter: t+ » br|morvil|m
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|китообразно|n
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|valas
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cétacé|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|cetaceo|m
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cetaceu|n
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|cetáceo|m

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:en:Cetaceans -
    Category: Category:en:Mammals -
    Translation: et » cetacean
    Translation: el » cetacean
    Translation: io » cetacean
    Translation: pl » cetacean
    Translation: ro » cetacean
    Translation: ru » cetacean
    Translation: ta » cetacean
    Translation: vi » cetacean
    Translation: zh » cetacean