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noun

any of several predatory dolphins, especially the black-and-white Orcinus orca, found in all seas.

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Origin of killer whale

First recorded in 1880–85
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British Dictionary definitions for killer whale

killer whale

noun

a predatory black-and-white toothed whale, Orcinus orca, with a large erect dorsal fin, most common in cold seas: family DelphinidaeAlso called: killer, grampus, orc
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