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The narwal (Monodon monoceros--from the Greek, "single tooth-horn") is an arctic whale with a single long tooth that protrudes from its upper lip. The whale grows up to 16 feet in length, and the spiraling "horn" can grow over five feet. These tusks were displayed as unicorn horns throughout Europe for centuries, and the creature was still referred to as "Male Narwal, or Unicorn" in this 1828 plate from Godmans' American Natural History.

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