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humpback whale

noun
1.
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
1715-1725
1715-25
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  • One company believes it has found an answer to these problems by mimicking the fin of the humpback whale.
  • In wintertime you'll also be able to listen for humpback whale songs.
  • Researchers say they have shown for the first time that humpback whale calves make sounds.
  • The migratory baleen humpback whale swims through all the oceans of the world.

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