caaing whale


caa·​ing whale
variants or less commonly ca'ing whale
: a pilot whale (Globicephala melas) of cooler, temperate waters

Word History


caaing, ca'ing, gerund of ca' to call, drive (whales into shallow water)

First Known Use

circa 1809, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of caaing whale was circa 1809

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“Caaing whale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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