Simple Definition of killer whale
: 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
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KILLER WHALE Defined for Kids
Definition of killer whale
: 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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