Definition of Fin whale

1. Noun. Large flat-headed whalebone whale having deep furrows along the throat; of Atlantic and Pacific.




Definition of Fin whale

1. Noun. a whale of the rorqual family (''Balaenoptera physalus'') ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Fin Whale

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Literary usage of Fin whale

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1. Report of the Annual Meeting (1872)
"... Structures recentl;/ met with in the Dissection of a large Fin-Whale. B>/ Prof. STRUTHERS. The whale was a specimen of the Razorback ..."

2. Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1873)
"(c) f Great Fin-Whale (B. musculus), June 1871, at Peter- head, Aberdeenshire. Male 6-1 feet in length. Not quite mature. Soft parts dissected*. ..."

3. South: The Story of Shackleton's Last Expedition, 1914-1917 by Ernest Henry Shackleton (1920)
"In 1912-13 the following were the percentages for the three rorquals in the captures at South Georgia and South Shetlands: Humpback 38 per cent., fin whale ..."

4. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1868)
"Several teeth have been procured from the Low-main shale. Gosforth, Oct. 7, 1868. XXXIX. — Oil the Fin-Whale called ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1905)
"Early in the sixties Flower's papers on the Deck vertebras of the Sea cows, and on the Lesser Fin-whale stranded on the coast of Norfolk, ..."

6. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1890)
"The Norwegian fisheries include that of the fin whale and that of the bottle-nose ... fin whale. —Associated with this fishery is the name of ..."

7. Proceedings by Bristol Naturalists' Society (1876)
"... and to the species popularly known as the Common or Great Northern Rorqual—the Razor/back or fin whale of the whalers—and scientifically as ..."

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