baleen definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English and amp; Old French baleine ; from Classical Latin ballaena ; from Classical Greek phallaina, whale ; from phallos (see phallus): so named from the shape of the whale
baleen definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Origin: Middle English balene, from Old French baleine, from Latin balaena, whale, from Greek phalaina; see bhel-2 in Indo-European roots.
baleen - Science Definition