minke whale
noun Etymology: part translation of Norwegian minkehval, from minke- (perhaps from Meincke, a crewman of Svend Foyn died 1894 Norwegian whaler) + hval whale Date: 1939 a small grayish baleen whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) with a whitish underside — called also minke

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