minke whale

/ (ˈmɪŋkə) /

noun

a type of small whalebone whale or rorqual, Balaenoptera acutorostrata, up to 10 metres longAlso called: minke

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Word Origin for minke whale

C20: probably from Norwegian minkehval, from minke lesser + hval whale
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