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killer whale

noun

Simple Definition of killer whale

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of killer whale

  1. :  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


KILLER WHALE Defined for Kids

killer whale

noun

Definition of killer whale for Students

  1. :  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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