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1porpoise

noun por·poise \ˈpr-pəs\

: a small usually gray and white whale that has a rounded nose

Full Definition of PORPOISE

1
:  any of a family (Phocoenidae) of small gregarious toothed whales; especially :  a blunt-snouted usually largely black whale (Phocoena phocoena) of the North Atlantic and North Pacific that is five to eight feet (1.5 to 2.4 meters) long
2
:  dolphin 1a(1)

Origin of PORPOISE

Middle English porpoys, from Anglo-French porpeis, from Medieval Latin porcopiscis, from Latin porcus pig + piscis fish — more at farrow, fish
First Known Use: 14th century

Other Mammals Terms

dormouse, dugong, gibbon, grimalkin, sable, stoat, ungulate, vole

Rhymes with PORPOISE

2porpoise

verb

Definition of PORPOISE

intransitive verb
1
:  to leap or plunge like a porpoise <penguins…porpoise out of the water — David Lewis>
2
:  to rise and fall repeatedly

First Known Use of PORPOISE

1909

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