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finback

[fin-bak] /ˈfɪnˌbæk/
noun
1.
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
1715-1725
1715-25; fin + back1
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finback

/ˈfɪnˌbæk/
noun
1.
another name for rorqual
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