rorqual

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From Norwegian røyrkval (furrow whale), from Old Norse reyðarhvalr

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rorqual (plural rorquals)

  1. Any whale with longitudinal skin folds running from below the mouth to the navel, allowing the capacity of the mouth to expand greatly when feeding.
    • 1873Jules Verne, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Ch. 1 (transl. by F. P. Walter)
      Now then, the biggest whales, those rorqual whales that frequent the waterways of the Aleutian Islands, have never exceeded a length of 56 meters--if they reach even that.

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Etymology[edit]

From Norwegian røyrkval (furrow whale), from Old Norse reyðarhvalr

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rorqual m (plural rorquals)

  1. rorqual

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