Megaptera longimana
Humpback Hump"back`, n. [Cf. {Hunchback}.] 1. A crooked back; a humped back. --Tatler. [1913 Webster]

2. A humpbacked person; a hunchback. [1913 Webster]

3. (Zo["o]l.) (a) Any whale of the genus {Megaptera}, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are {Megaptera longimana} of Europe, and {Megaptera osphyia} of America; that of the California coasts is {Megaptera versabilis}. (b) A small salmon ({Oncorhynchus gorbuscha}), of the northwest coast of America; the {humpbacked salmon}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Megaptera osphyia — Humpback Hump back , n. [Cf. {Hunchback}.] 1. A crooked back; a humped back. Tatler. [1913 Webster] 2. A humpbacked person; a hunchback. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any whale of the genus {Megaptera}, characterized by a hump or bunch on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Megaptera versabilis — Humpback Hump back , n. [Cf. {Hunchback}.] 1. A crooked back; a humped back. Tatler. [1913 Webster] 2. A humpbacked person; a hunchback. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any whale of the genus {Megaptera}, characterized by a hump or bunch on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Humpback — Hump back , n. [Cf. {Hunchback}.] 1. A crooked back; a humped back. Tatler. [1913 Webster] 2. A humpbacked person; a hunchback. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any whale of the genus {Megaptera}, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Oncorhynchus gorbuscha — Humpback Hump back , n. [Cf. {Hunchback}.] 1. A crooked back; a humped back. Tatler. [1913 Webster] 2. A humpbacked person; a hunchback. [1913 Webster] 3. (Zo[ o]l.) (a) Any whale of the genus {Megaptera}, characterized by a hump or bunch on the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • John Struthers (anatomist) — Infobox Person name = John Struthers birth date = birth date|1823|02|21 birth place = Brucefield, Dunfermline, Scotland death date = death date|1899|02|24 death place = Edinburgh, Scotland resting place = Warriston Cemetery, Edinburgh, Scotland… …   Wikipedia

  • Finnfische — (Furchenwale, Röhrenwale, Balaenopteridae), Familie der Bartenwale (Mysticete), lange, schlank gebaute Tiere mit sehr großem Kopf, hoher Rückenflosse im letzten Viertel der Körperlänge, lanzettlichen Brustflossen dicht hinter dem Kopf, in der… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Buckelwal — Buckelwal, Humpback, Keporkak, langhändiger Finnfisch (Megaptĕra longimăna Gray), Art der Bartenwale (Furchenwale), mit langen Brustflossen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Кнельваль — (Megaptera hoops, s. longimana) см. Полосатики …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Полосатики — киты П. (Balaenopteridae) семейство китообразных из подотряда усатых китов (Mysticeti s. Balaenoidea). Голова их умеренной величины; тело удлиненное, веретенообразное; ротовые пластинки ( китовый ус ) коротки и широки; имеются только 4 пальца;… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Полосатики — Полосатики, киты П (Balaenopteridae), семейство китообразных, изподотряда усатых китов (Mysticeti s. Balaenoidea). Голова их умереннойвеличины; тело удлиненное, веретенообразное; ротовые пластинки ( китовыйус ) коротки и широки; имеются только 4… …   Энциклопедия Брокгауза и Ефрона

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