Humpback

Hump"back`

(?), n. [Cf. Hunchback.] 1. A crooked back; a humped back. Tatler.
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2. A humpbacked person; a hunchback.
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3. (Zol.) (a) Any whale of the genus Megaptera, characterized by a hump or bunch on the back. Several species are known. The most common ones in the North Atlantic are Megaptera longimana of Europe, and Megaptera osphyia of America; that of the California coasts is Megaptera versabilis. (b) A small salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha), of the northwest coast of America; the humpbacked salmon.
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