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rorqual

Saltos de línea: ror|qual
Pronunciación: /ˈrɔːkw(ə)l
 
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Definición de rorqual en inglés:

sustantivo

A baleen whale of streamlined appearance with pleated skin on the underside.
Example sentences
  • Like rorquals, gray whales are migratory species.
  • Fairly secretive visitors among the larger rorquals are the fin whale and its slightly smaller cousin, the sei whale.
  • The research shows that rorquals, commonly referred to as Bryde's whales, actually represent three distinct species.

Origen

early 19th century: via French from Norwegian røyrkval, from Old Norse reythr, the specific name, + hvalr 'whale'.

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