[ awrk ]
/ ɔrk /
any of several cetaceans, as a grampus.
a mythical monster, as an ogre.
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British Dictionary definitions for orc
/ (ɔːk) /
any of various whales, such as the killer and grampus
one of an imaginary race of evil goblins, esp in the fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien
Word Origin for orc
C16: via Latin orca, perhaps from Greek orux whale
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