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(ˈmɪŋ ki)

a finback whale, Baleanoptera acutorostrata, of temperate and polar seas.
Also called min′ke whale`.
[1930–35; < Norwegian minkehval, allegedly after Meincke, a crewman of the Norwegian whaler Svend Foyn (1809–94)]
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(ˈmiŋkiː(weil)) noun
a whale found in cold seas, especially around Norway.
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