fin whale

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fin whale

n.
A large baleen whale (Balaenoptera physalus) having grooves on the throat, a prominent dorsal fin, and a whitish underside. Also called finback, razorback.

fin•back

(ˈfɪnˌbæk)

n.
any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, esp. B. physalus, having a prominent dorsal fin; rorqual.
Also called fin′back whale′, fin whale.
[1715–25]
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Noun1.fin whale - large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throatfin whale - large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific
rorqual, razorback - any of several baleen whales of the family Balaenopteridae having longitudinal grooves on the throat and a small pointed dorsal fin
Balaenoptera, genus Balaenoptera - type genus of the Balaenopteridae
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