dwarf minke whale

noun

: a minke whale of the southern hemisphere that can reach a length of about 26.5 feet (8 meters) and is considered a small form of the common minke whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata ) or sometimes a subspecies

Word History

First Known Use

1990, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of dwarf minke whale was in 1990

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“Dwarf minke whale.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dwarf%20minke%20whale. Accessed 3 Dec. 2022.

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