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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish ballena, from Old Spanish ballena, from Latin ballaen, variant of bālaena, from Ancient Greek φάλαινα (phálaina).

PronunciationEdit

  • Hyphenation: bal‧ye‧na

NounEdit

balyena

  1. a whale; any of several species of large sea mammals of the order Cetacea
  2. (offensive) an obese person