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minke (plural minkes)

  1. A minke whale, one of two species of baleen whales within Balaenoptera, the northern-dwelling species of which is often seen in coastal waters.
    • 2005, Andrea Schulte-Peevers, Canada[1], →ISBN, page 55:
      Minkes can grow to 10m and are likely to approach boats, delighting passengers with acrobatics as they hurl themselves out of the water.