Balaenoptera physalus

Balaenoptera physalus
Rorqual Ror"qual, n. [Norw. rorqualus a whale with folds.] (Zo["o]l.) A very large North Atlantic whalebone whale ({Physalus antiquorum}, or {Bal[ae]noptera physalus}). It has a dorsal fin, and strong longitudinal folds on the throat and belly. Called also {razorback}. [1913 Webster]

Note: It is one of the largest of the whales, somethimes becoming nearly one hundred feet long, but it is more slender than the right whales, and is noted for its swiftness. The name is sometimes applied to other related species of finback whales. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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