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EtymologyEdit

From Norwegian røyrkval, from Old Norse reyðarhvalr.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɒɹkwəl/
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rorqual (plural rorquals)

  1. Any whale of family Balaenopteridae, with longitudinal skin folds running from below the mouth to the navel, allowing the capacity of the mouth to expand greatly when feeding.
    • 1873 – Jules 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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NounEdit

rorqual m (plural rorquals)

  1. rorqual (any whale species with long skin folds below mouth)

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EtymologyEdit

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

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NounEdit

rorqual m (plural rorquals)

  1. rorqual

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rorqual m (plural rorquais)

  1. rorqual (any whale species with long skin folds below mouth)