sei whale

noun \ˈsā-, ˈsī-\

Definition of sei whale

  1. :  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 and Etymology of sei whale

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

First Known Use: 1912

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