Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Dall's porpoise

noun Dall's por·poise

Definition of Dall's porpoise

  1. :  a black-and-white porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) of temperate and arctic waters of the rim of the North Pacific Ocean —called also Dall porpoise



Origin of dall's porpoise

W. H. Dall


First Known Use: 1951


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up Dall's porpoise? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the range of perception or understanding

Get Word of the Day daily email!