killer whale

killer whale
noun
predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
Syn: ↑killer, ↑orca, ↑grampus, ↑sea wolf, ↑Orcinus orca
Hypernyms: ↑dolphin
Member Holonyms: ↑Orcinus, ↑genus Orcinus

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noun, pl ⋯ whales [count]
: a black-and-white whale that kills and eats other animals (such as seals) — called also orca

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ˈkiller whale [killer whale] (also orca) noun
a black and white ↑whale that eats meat
See also:orca

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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