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Grampus

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Grampus

1. (Science: marine biology) a toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the genus grampus, especially. G. Griseus of Europe and America, which is valued for its oil. It grows to be fifteen to twenty feet long; its colour is gray with white streaks. Called also cowfish. The California grampus is g. Stearnsii.

2. A kind of tongs used in a bloomery.

Origin: probably corrupted from It. Gran pesce great fish, or sp. Gran pez, or pg. Gran peixe, all fr. L. Grandis piscis. See Grand, and fish. The animal.