finback-whale

finback

[fin-bak]
noun
any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, having a prominent dorsal fin, especially B. physalus, of the Atlantic and Pacific coasts; rorqual: an endangered species.
Also called finback whale, fin whale.


Origin:
1715–25; fin + back1

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finback (ˈfɪnˌbæk)
 
n
another name for rorqual

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