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Definition of "minke" [minke]

  • A minke whale, one of two species of baleen whales often seen in coastal waters (noun)

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Use "minke" in a sentence
  • "IWC negotiator, who is notoriously blunt and once called minke whales the "cockroaches of the sea" - believes the proposal may mark the beginning of the end for Japanese whaling."
  • "Scientists are eager to examine the animal, which they first believed might be the humpback whale rescued from a tangle of fishing lines earlier this week, but later identified as a minke or finback whale."
  • "But non-indigenous people also commercially harvest a variety of species at smaller scales, such as minke whales in Norwegian waters, belugas in the White Sea, and pilot whales (Globicephala melaena) in the Faroe Islands."