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)

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Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Author: Karen Weintraub, Anchorage Daily News, "Baleen whales intermingled as they evolved, and share DNA with distant cousins," 7 Apr. 2018 Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Author: Karen Weintraub, Anchorage Daily News, "Baleen whales intermingled as they evolved, and share DNA with distant cousins," 7 Apr. 2018 Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Author: Karen Weintraub, Anchorage Daily News, "Baleen whales intermingled as they evolved, and share DNA with distant cousins," 7 Apr. 2018 Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Author: Karen Weintraub, Anchorage Daily News, "Baleen whales intermingled as they evolved, and share DNA with distant cousins," 7 Apr. 2018 Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Author: Karen Weintraub, Anchorage Daily News, "Baleen whales intermingled as they evolved, and share DNA with distant cousins," 7 Apr. 2018 Other animals and wildlife to keep an eye out for while on the water include sea otters, Stellar sea lions, orcas, and fin, gray, humpback, minke and sei whales. Susan B. Barnes, USA TODAY, "Kenai Fjords National Park: 10 tips to make the most of your visit," 11 Apr. 2018 Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Author: Karen Weintraub, Anchorage Daily News, "Baleen whales intermingled as they evolved, and share DNA with distant cousins," 7 Apr. 2018 Humpback and sei whales are relatively similar in size, for instance — both usually measuring longer than a school bus. Karen Weintraub, New York Times, "Baleen Whales Intermingled as They Evolved, and Share DNA With Distant Cousins," 4 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sei whale

1912, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sei whale

partial translation of Norwegian seihval, from sei coalfish + hval whale

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