caaing whale

caa·​ing whale
variants: or less commonly ca'ing whale \ ˈkȯiŋ , ˈkä‧iŋ , ˈkȧ‧-​ \

Definition of caaing whale

: a pilot whale (Globicephala melas) of cooler, temperate waters

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First Known Use of caaing whale

circa 1809, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for caaing whale

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

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“Caaing whale.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2021.

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