true dolphin

noun

Definition of true dolphin

: a dolphin of the genus Delphinus

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History and Etymology for true dolphin

so called to distinguish it from other cetaceans commonly called dolphins

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“True dolphin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/true%20dolphin. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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