orch
orc orc ([^o]rk), n. [L. orca, a kind of whale: cf. F. orque.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) Any of several cetaceans, especialy the {grampus} ({Grampus griseus}) of the dolphin family. [Written also {ork} and {orch}.] --Milton. [1913 Webster]

An island salt and bare, The haunt of seals, and orcs, and sea-mews' clang. --Milton (Par. Lost xi. 835).

2. (Mythology) A mythical monster of varying descriptions; an ogre. [PJC]

Goblins, hobgoblins, and orcs of the worst description. --J. J. Tolkien (The Hobbit)

3. The {orca}. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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