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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Grampus  \Gram"pus\,  n.;  pl  {Grampuses}.  [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.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  toothed  delphinoid  cetacean,  of  the  genus 
  {Grampus},  esp.  {G.  griseus}  of  Europe  and  America,  which 
  is  valued  for  its  oil.  It  grows  to  be  fifteen  to  twenty 
  feet  long;  its  color  is  gray  with  white  streaks.  Called 
  also  {cowfish}.  The  California  grampus  is  {G.  Stearnsii}. 
 
  2.  A  kind  of  tongs  used  in  a  bloomery.  [U.S.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cowfish  \Cow"fish`\  (-f?ch`),  n.  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  The  grampus. 
  b  A  California  dolphin  ({Tursiops  Gillii}). 
  c  A  marine  plectognath  fish  ({Ostracoin  quadricorne},  and 
  allied  species),  having  two  projections,  like  horns,  in 
  front;  --  called  also  {cuckold},  {coffer  fish}, 
  {trunkfish}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cowfish 
  n  :  trunkfish  having  hornlike  spines  over  the  eyes  [syn:  {Lactophrys 
  quadricornis}] 




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