G griseus
Grampus Gram"pus, n.; pl. {Grampuses}. [Probably corrupted from It. gran pesce great fish, or Sp. gran pez, or Pg. gran peixe, all fr. L. grandis piscis. See {Grand}, and {Fish}. the animal.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the genus {Grampus}, esp. {G. griseus} of Europe and America, which is valued for its oil. It grows to be fifteen to twenty feet long; its color is gray with white streaks. Called also {cowfish}. The California grampus is {G. Stearnsii}. [1913 Webster]

2. A kind of tongs used in a bloomery. [U.S.]


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  • G Stearnsii — Grampus Gram pus, n.; pl. {Grampuses}. [Probably corrupted from It. gran pesce great fish, or Sp. gran pez, or Pg. gran peixe, all fr. L. grandis piscis. See {Grand}, and {Fish}. the animal.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • G delicata — Snipe Snipe, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe, snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[=i]pa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe, Sw. sn[ a]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See {Snap}, {Snaffle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • G major — Snipe Snipe, n. [OE. snipe; akin to D. snep, snip, LG. sneppe, snippe, G. schnepfe, Icel. sn[=i]pa (in comp.), Dan. sneppe, Sw. sn[ a]ppa a sanpiper, and possibly to E. snap. See {Snap}, {Snaffle}.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grampus griseus —   Calderón Gris …   Wikipedia Español

  • Limnodromus griseus —   Becasina piquicorta …   Wikipedia Español

  • Vireo griseus — Viréo aux yeux blancs Viréo aux yeux blancs …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gymnothorax griseus —   Gymnothorax griseus Clasificación científica Reino …   Wikipedia Español

  • Naemorhedus griseus — Chinesischer Goral Chinesischer Goral (Naemorhedus griseus) Systematik Ordnung: Paarhufer (Artiodactyla) Unterordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Grampus Griseus — Dauphin de Risso …   Wikipédia en Français

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