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Pronunciation: (hwāl'bōn", wāl'-), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/whalebone.html on line 71 [key]
n.
1. an elastic, horny substance growing in place of teeth in the upper jaw of certain whales, and forming a series of thin, parallel plates on each side of the palate; baleen.
2. a thin strip of this substance, for stiffening a corset.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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