sei whale
noun Etymology: part translation of Norwegian seihval, from sei coalfish + hval whale Date: 1912 a widely distributed dark gray baleen whale (Balaenoptera borealis) that has a ridge on the top of the head and may reach a length of nearly 60 feet (18 meters) — called also sei

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  • sei (whale) — or sei [sā] n. 〚Norw seihval < sei, coalfish + hval, whale: from its arrival at fishing grounds with the coalfish〛 a rorqual (Balaenoptera borealis) with a light gray or bluish back, found in all seas * * * …   Universalium

  • sei (whale) — or sei [sā] n. [Norw seihval < sei, coalfish + hval, whale: from its arrival at fishing grounds with the coalfish] a rorqual (Balaenoptera borealis) with a light gray or bluish back, found in all seas …   English World dictionary

  • sei (whale) — or sei [sā] n. [Norw seihval < sei, coalfish + hval, whale: from its arrival at fishing grounds with the coalfish] a rorqual (Balaenoptera borealis) with a light gray or bluish back, found in all seas …   English World dictionary

  • sei whale — sei′ whale [[t]seɪ[/t]] n. mam a rorqual, Balaenoptera borealis, inhabiting all seas • Etymology: 1915–20; < Norw seihval …   From formal English to slang

  • Sei Whale — Taxobox name = Sei Whale MSW3 Cetacea|id=14300014] image caption = A Sei Whale feeding near the surface. image2 caption = Size comparison against an average human status = EN status system = iucn3.1 status ref =IUCN2008|assessors=Reilly, S.B.,… …   Wikipedia

  • Sei whale — [1] …   Wikipedia

  • sei whale — /say/ a rorqual, Balaenoptera borealis, inhabiting all seas: now greatly reduced in number. [1915 20; < Norw seihval, equiv. to sei (ON seithr) coalfish + hval WHALE1] * * * or Rudolphi s rorqual Swift species (Balaenoptera borealis) of baleen… …   Universalium

  • sei whale — seivalas statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Balaenoptera borealis angl. fish whale; northern rorqual; Rudolphi’s rorqual; sardin whale; sei whale; seiwhale vok. Rudolphi Finnwal; Seiwal rus. ивасёвый… …   Žinduolių pavadinimų žodynas

  • sei whale — noun a whale of the rorqual family (Balaenoptera borealis) …   Wiktionary

  • sei whale — /ˈseɪ weɪl/ (say say wayl) noun a cetacean, Balaenoptera borealis, of the rorqual family, up to 18 metres long, with a worldwide distribution. {partial translation of Norwegian seihval, literally, coalfish whale} …   Australian English dictionary

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