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humpback whale

[ huhmp-bak hweyl, weyl ]
/ ˈhʌmpˌbæk ˌʰweɪl, ˌweɪl /
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noun
a large baleen whale of the genus Megaptera having long narrow flippers, and noted for its habit of arching deeply as it dives: an endangered species.
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Origin of humpback whale

First recorded in 1715–25

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