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  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.
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Origin of finback

First recorded in 1715–25; fin1 + back1
Also called finback whale, fin whale.
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Related Words for finback

mammal, porpoise, whopper, cetacean, grampus, baleen, finback, beluga, rorqual, narwhal, orca, ceta, cete, orc, sei

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British Dictionary definitions for finback


  1. another name for rorqual
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