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Related to humpback whale: fin whale
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.
a large whalebone whale, Megaptera novaeangliae, having long, narrow flippers.
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|Noun||1.||humpback 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
baleine à bossejubartemégaptère