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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.]


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)]


(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


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


nRundkopf- or Rissosdelfin mor -delphin m, → Grampus m (spec); to puff/snort like a grampus (inf)wie eine Lokomotive schnaufen (inf)
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Grampus might take him-- and I could write to Fulke about it.
Scarcely a sound could be heard but the occasional breathing of the grampus, and the rippling at the cut-water.
As to Paul’s, thof I’ve never seen it, being that it’s a long way up town from Radcliffe Highway and the docks, yet everybody knows that it’s the grandest place in the world Now, I’ve no opinion but this here church over there is as like one end of it as a grampus is to a whale; and that’s only a small difference in bulk.
Now and then he would see a thin fin, like a big shark's fin, drifting along close to shore, and he knew that that was the Killer Whale, the Grampus, who eats young seals when he can get them; and Kotick would head for the beach like an arrow, and the fin would jig off slowly, as if it were looking for nothing at all.
It rose close to the hank, and blowing like a grampus, Namgay Doola wiped the water out of his eyes and made obeisance to the king.
But I could not resist giving that grampus Corbucci one bad moment on account.
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