grampus

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noun gram·pus \ˈgram-pəs\

Definition of grampus

  1. 1a :  risso's dolphinb :  any of various other small cetaceans (such as the killer whale or pilot whale)

  2. 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


First Known Use: circa 1529


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