Narwhal

Nar"whal

(nr"hwl), n. [Sw. or Dan. narvhal; akin to Icel. nhvalr, and E. whale. the first syllable is perh. from Icel. nr corpse, dead body, in allusion to the whitish color its skin. See Whale.]
[Written also narwhale and narwal.]
(Zol.) An arctic cetacean (Monodon monocerous), about twenty feet long. The male usually has one long, twisted, pointed canine tooth, or tusk, projecting forward from the upper jaw like a horn, whence it is called also sea unicorn, unicorn fish, and unicorn whale. Sometimes two horns are developed, side by side.
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