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Grampus

noun
(pl. grampuses)
1.
Predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas.  Synonyms: killer, killer whale, orca, Orcinus orca, sea wolf.
2.
Slaty-grey blunt-nosed dolphin common in northern seas.  Synonym: Grampus griseus.



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"Grampus" Quotes from Famous Books



... and in the profoundest calms, oft were we startled by the ponderous sigh of the grampus, as lazily rising to the surface, he fetched a long breath ...
— Mardi: and A Voyage Thither, Vol. I (of 2) • Herman Melville



Words linked to "Grampus" :   Orcinus, dolphin, genus Orcinus, killer



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