Dall's porpoise


: a black-and-white porpoise (Phocoenoides dalli) of temperate and arctic waters of the rim of the North Pacific Ocean

called also Dall porpoise

Word History


W. H. Dall

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Dall's porpoise was in 1951

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“Dall's porpoise.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dall%27s%20porpoise. Accessed 13 Jun. 2024.

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