Definition of Common rorqual

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

Exact synonyms: Balaenoptera Physalus, Fin Whale, Finback, Finback Whale
Generic synonyms: Razorback, Rorqual
Group relationships: Balaenoptera, Genus Balaenoptera



Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Rorqual

common purslane
common quail
common quails
common raccoon
common racoon
common ragweed
common rat
common rats
common raven
common redstart
common reed
common ringlet
common ringlets
common room
common rooms
common rorqual (current term)
common rose mallow
common roundworm
common rush
common sage
common salt
common scold
common scoter
common seal
common sedge
common sedges
common sense
common shares
common shiner

Literary usage of Common rorqual

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"THE common rorqual This genus in the species next to be mentioned probably includes the largest ... The common rorqual may be taken as a type of the genus. ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: “a” Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature edited by Hugh Chisholm (1911)
"Secondly, we have the common rorqual (B. mus- culus, or B. physalus) with a length of ... Like the others, this species seems to pass the common rorqual ..."

3. Proceedings by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1893)
"common rorqual. In the common rorqual or Razorback we have another rare straggler to the district, no specimen having been identified, so far as I know, ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1906)
"On 19th February 1903, a common rorqual or Razorback —a female about 46 feet in length—got stranded on the beach at Kirkcaldy, where it was attacked and ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1906)
"On 19th February 1903, a common rorqual or Razorback —a female about 46 feet in length—got stranded on the beach at Kirkcaldy, where it was attacked ..."

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