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or·ca

 (ôr′kə)
n.
A black-and-white toothed whale (Orcinus orca) that feeds on large fish, squid, and marine mammals such as seals and other whales and dolphins. Also called killer whale.

[Latin ōrca, whale, probably alteration (probably influenced by ōrca, vessel) of Greek orux, orug-, pickaxe, a kind of large fish or whale, perhaps from orussein, to dig.]

orca

(ˈɔːkə)
n, pl orcas or orca
1. (Animals) a killer whale
[C20: Latin]

kill′er whale′


n.
a large, predatory, black-and-white dolphin, Orcinus orca.
[1880–85]

or·ca

(ôr′kə)
A large dolphin found in all the world's oceans, having a black body with a white underside and a tall, triangular dorsal fin. Orcas grow up to 30 feet (9.1 meters) in length. Also called killer whale.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.orca - predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal finorca - 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
Translations
косатка
kosatka
miekkavalas
háhyrningur
orkazwaardwalvis
orca
kosatka
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