humpback whale

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humpback whale
Megaptera novaeangliae

humpback whale

n.
A baleen whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) that arches its back when it dives, has long knobby flippers and a small dorsal fin, and communicates with complex songs.

hump′back whale′


n.
a large whalebone whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, having long, narrow flippers.
[1715–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.humpback whale - large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it diveshumpback whale - large whalebone whale with long flippers noted for arching or humping its back as it dives
baleen whale, whalebone whale - whale with plates of whalebone along the upper jaw for filtering plankton from the water
genus Megaptera, Megaptera - humpback whales
Translations
baleine à bossejubartemégaptère