orc

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noun

ˈȯ(ə)rk,
ˈȯ(ə)k
plural -s
1
: killer whale
also : a sea animal held to resemble it
2
: a mythical creature (as a sea monster, giant, or ogre) of horrid form or aspect

ORC

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abbreviation

owner's risk of chafing

Word History

Etymology

Noun

Middle French orque, from Latin orca, a whale, probably from Greek oryga, accusative of oryx, a whale

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“Orc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/orc. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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