hump back whale

humpback whale

noun
a large whalebone whale of the genus Megaptera having long narrow flippers, and noted for its habit of arching deeply as it dives: once abundant in coastal waters, it is now rare but its numbers are increasing.

Origin:
1715–25

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humpback whale

noun
large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives [syn: humpback
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