humpback whale

noun

Definition of humpback whale

:a large baleen whale (Megaptera novaeangliae) that is black above and white below and has very long flippers, and fleshy tubercles along the snout

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First Known Use of humpback whale

1726


HUMPBACK WHALE Defined for English Language Learners

humpback whale

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Definition of humpback whale for English Language Learners

  • : a type of large whale that has a curved back and very long flippers


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humpback whale

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:a large whale that is black above and white below and has very long flippers

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