Sibbaldius tectirostris
Finback Fin"back`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any whale of the genera {Sibbaldius}, {Bal[ae]noptera}, and allied genera, of the family {Bal[ae]nopterid[ae]}, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New England coast are {Sibbaldius tectirostris} and {S. tuberosus}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Finback — Fin back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any whale of the genera {Sibbaldius}, {Bal[ae]noptera}, and allied genera, of the family {Bal[ae]nopterid[ae]}, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New England coast are {Sibbaldius… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • S tuberosus — Finback Fin back , n. (Zo[ o]l.) Any whale of the genera {Sibbaldius}, {Bal[ae]noptera}, and allied genera, of the family {Bal[ae]nopterid[ae]}, characterized by a prominent fin on the back. The common finbacks of the New England coast are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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