What is another word for finback?

Pronunciation: [fˈɪnbak] (IPA)

Finback, a large baleen whale known for its long and slender body, is also known by several synonyms around the world. In North America, it is commonly referred to as a "razorback whale," due to the prominent ridge on its back. In the United Kingdom, it is known as the "common rorqual," while in Norway and Iceland, it is called "seihvalur" and "hrosshvalur," respectively. In Japan, it is known as "sei," whereas in Russia, it is referred to as "omul." These different names highlight the wide geographic distribution of this unique species and its importance to different cultures around the world.

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What are the hypernyms for Finback?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Finback

But, if a cheat were attempted to be practised upon him, by sending him the poorest fish, or if any part of his share was abstracted, if a porpoise or a halibut was hidden, or the head of a finback sunk, with a buoy attached to it, or the fin of a whale buried in the sand, he showed most terrific symptoms of wrath and anger, and never failed to make the Indians pay dearly for their roguery.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)"
James Athearn Jones
He frequently directed them to a fine school of black-fish, or bade them see whales, or man their canoes for the chase of the finback; he told them when to plant and gather in their corn, and foretold to them the approach of storms with an accuracy productive of the greatest advantages to them.
"Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3)"
James Athearn Jones
I happened to be almost in at the death of the biggest finback ever taken.
"Draft of a Plan for Beginning Animal Sanctuaries in Labrador"
William Wood

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