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gram·pus

 (grăm′pəs)
n.
2. Any of various dolphins or other toothed whales, such as the orca.

[Alteration (perhaps influenced by grand) of Middle English graspeis, from Old French craspois, graspeis, from Medieval Latin crassus piscis, craspiscis : Latin crassus, fat + Latin piscis, fish.]

grampus

(ˈɡræmpəs)
n, pl -puses
1. (Animals) a widely distributed slaty-grey dolphin, Grampus griseus, with a blunt snout
2. (Animals) another name for killer whale
[C16: from Old French graspois, from gras fat (from Latin crassus) + pois fish (from Latin piscis)]

gram•pus

(ˈgræm pəs)

n., pl. -pus•es.
1. a large dolphin, Grampus griseus, of northern seas.
2. any of various other large dolphins, as the killer whale, Orcinus (Orca) orca.
3. a giant whipscorpion, Mastigoproctur giganteus, of the southern U.S. and Mexico.
[1520–30; earlier grampoys, variant (by assimilation) of graundepose great fish =graunde grand + pose, poys < Middle French pois, peis < Latin piscem, acc. of piscis fish]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.grampus - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fingrampus - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Orcinus, Orcinus - killer whales
2.grampus - slaty-grey blunt-nosed dolphin common in northern seasgrampus - slaty-grey blunt-nosed dolphin common in northern seas
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
genus Grampus - grampus
Translations

grampus

[ˈgræmpəs] N (grampuses (pl)) → orca f

grampus

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