Definition of Genus Orcinus
1. Noun. Killer whales.
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Delphinidae, Family Delphinidae
Member holonyms: Grampus, Killer, Killer Whale, Orca, Orcinus Orca, Sea Wolf
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Orcinus
Literary usage of Genus Orcinus
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1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and ...by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach by George Edwin Rines, Frederick Converse Beach (1912)
"The representatives of several genera of porpoises have received special names, such as killers (genus Orcinus), ..."
2. California Mammals by Frank Stephens (1906)
"genus Orcinus FITZINGER. (A kind of whale.) Dorsal fin very large and prominent; pectoral fins large, broad, ovate; head conical; rostrum broad, ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1904)
"TRUE, FW Notes on a Killer Whale (genus Orcinus) from the Coast of Maine. Proc. US Natl. Mus. Vol. xxvii, pp. 227-230, pis. 7-8. ..."
4. Reminiscences of a Sportsman by Joel Parker Whitney (1906)
"... family which I had experience in meeting, of which little is known by the general public, is known as the killer (Orca Gladiator of the genus Orcinus). ..."