Definition of Lesser rorqual

1. Noun. Small finback of coastal waters of Atlantic and Pacific.

Exact synonyms: Balaenoptera Acutorostrata, Minke Whale, Piked Whale
Generic synonyms: Razorback, Rorqual
Group relationships: Balaenoptera, Genus Balaenoptera

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lesser Rorqual

lesser of two evils
lesser omentum
lesser palatine artery
lesser palatine foramina
lesser palatine nerves
lesser pancreas
lesser panda
lesser pandas
lesser pelvis
lesser peritoneal cavity
lesser peritoneal sac
lesser petrosal nerve
lesser prairie chicken
lesser rhomboid muscle
lesser ring of iris
lesser rorqual (current term)
lesser saphenous vein
lesser saphenous veins
lesser scaup
lesser scaup duck
lesser sciatic notch
lesser spearwort
lesser splanchnic nerve
lesser spotted woodpecker
lesser spotted woodpeckers
lesser superficial petrosal nerve
lesser supraclavicular fossa
lesser trochanter
lesser tubercle of humerus
lesser tuberosity of humerus

Literary usage of Lesser rorqual

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

1. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1906)
"It was sold by the Board of Trade for the small sum of £2. No example of this whale had been identified* in the Firth of Forth since 1808. lesser rorqual ..."

2. A History of British Quadrupeds, Including the Cetacea by Thomas Bell, Robert F. Tomes, Edward Richard Alston (1874)
"THE lesser rorqual was first described by Fabricius under the name of ... regarded the lesser rorqual as the young of a larger species, but it is now well ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1906)
"lesser rorqual ... The carcase of a lesser rorqual was washed ashore to the east of Barnes-ness Lighthouse, ..."

4. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"THE lesser rorqual, OR PIKE WHALE This whale is quite commonly captured or stranded on ... The lesser rorqual is the smallest of all this family of whales. ..."

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