Grampuses
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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  • grampuses — gram·pus || græmpÉ™s n. marine mammal of the dolphin family …   English contemporary dictionary

  • grampus — /gram peuhs/, n., pl. grampuses. 1. a cetacean, Grampus griseus, of the dolphin family, widely distributed in northern seas. 2. any of various related cetaceans, as the killer whale, Orcinus (Orca) orca. 3. a giant whip scorpion common to Florida …   Universalium

  • cowfish — 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 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Droit — A droit (French for right or Law) is a legal title, claim or due. Contents 1 Droits of admiralty (English law) 2 Other legal connexions (French law, etc.) 3 See also …   Wikipedia

  • killer whale — any of several predatory dolphins, esp. the black and white Orcinus orca, found in all seas. [1880 85] * * * or orca A species (Orcinus orca) of toothed whale found in all seas from the Arctic to the Antarctic. Largest of the dolphins, the male… …   Universalium

  • grampus — [ grampəs] noun (plural grampuses) a killer whale or other cetacean of the dolphin family. Origin C16: alt. (by assoc. with grand) of OFr. grapois, from med. L. craspiscis, from L. crassus piscis fat fish …   English new terms dictionary

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