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killer whale

noun

: a black-and-white whale that kills and eats other animals (such as seals)

Full Definition of KILLER WHALE

:  a small gregarious toothed whale (Orcinus orca of the family Delphinidae) that is black with a white ventral side and white oval-shaped patches behind the eyes and attains a length of 20 to 30 feet (6.1 to 9.1 meters) —called also orca

First Known Use of KILLER WHALE

1884

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