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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See piked whale.

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  • n. either of two baleen whales, Balaenoptera acutorostrata and Balaenoptera bonaerensis found in coastal waters

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small finback of coastal waters of Atlantic and Pacific

Etymologies

Partial translation of Norwegian minkehval : minke (perhaps after Meincke, member of a 19th-century Norwegian whaling crew) + hval, whale.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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