fin whale(redirected from fin whales)
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A large baleen whale (Balaenoptera physalus) having grooves on the throat, a prominent dorsal fin, and a whitish underside. Also called finback, razorback.
any baleen whale of the genus Balaenoptera, esp. B. physalus, having a prominent dorsal fin; rorqual.Also called fin′back whale′, fin whale.
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|Noun||1.||fin 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