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sei whale

sei whale

noun \ˈsā-, ˈsī-\

Definition of SEI WHALE

:  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

Origin of SEI WHALE

part translation of Norwegian seihval, from sei coalfish + hval whale
First Known Use: 1912

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