orca

[ awr-kuh ]
/ ˈɔr kə /

noun

the killer whale, Orcinus orca.

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Origin of orca

1865–70; <New Latin, Latin; see orc
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British Dictionary definitions for orca

orca
/ (ˈɔːkə) /

noun plural orcas or orca

a killer whale

Word Origin for orca

C20: Latin
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