minke whale definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
a small, swift rorqual whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata) with a dark body and a light belly
minke whale definition by American Heritage Dictionary
See piked whale.
Origin: Partial translation of Norwegian minkehval : minke (perhaps after Meincke, member of a 19th-century Norwegian whaling crew) + hval, whale.