fin whale

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noun


Nearby words

  1. fin,
  2. fin de siecle,
  3. fin de siècle,
  4. fin keel,
  5. fin ray,
  6. fin-footed,
  7. fin.,
  8. fin. sec.,
  9. finable,
  10. finagle

Origin of fin whale

First recorded in 1880–85

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Examples from the Web for fin whale

  • The fin-whale (Balænoptera), so called from its prominent dorsal fin.

    The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth