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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
KILLER WHALE Defined for Kids

killer whale

noun

Definition of KILLER WHALE for Kids

:  a toothed whale that is mostly black above and white below and feeds especially on fish, squid, birds, and sea mammals (as seals)

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