Definition of minke noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋki//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋki//
; BrE BrE//ˈmɪŋ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪŋ//
(also minke whale)
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a small whale that is dark grey on top and white underneath Word Origin 1930s: probably from Meincke, the name of a Norwegian whaler.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minke