grampus

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noun gram·pus \ ˈgram-pəs \

Definition of grampus

b :any of various other small cetaceans (such as the killer whale or pilot whale)
2 :the giant whip scorpion (Mastigoproctus giganteus) of the southern U.S.

Origin and Etymology of grampus

alteration of Middle English graspey, grapay, from Anglo-French graspeis, from gras fat (from Latin crassus) + peis fish, from Latin piscis — more at crass, fish


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