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delphinus


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Delphinus  \Del*phi"nus\,  n.  [L.,  a  dolphin,  fr  Gr  delfi`s, 
  delfi`n.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  genus  of  Cetacea,  including  the  dolphin.  See 
  {Dolphin},  1. 
 
  2.  (Astron.)  The  Dolphin,  a  constellation  near  the  equator 
  and  east  of  Aquila. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Porpoise  \Por"poise\,  n.  [OE.  porpeys  OF  porpeis  literally, 
  hog  fish,  from  L.  porcus  swine  +  piscis  fish.  See  {Pork},  and 
  {Fish}.] 
  1.  (Zo["o]l.)  Any  small  cetacean  of  the  genus  {Phoc[ae]na}, 
  especially  {P.  communis},  or  {P.  phoc[ae]na},  of  Europe, 
  and  the  closely  allied  American  species  ({P.  Americana}). 
  The  color  is  dusky  or  blackish  above,  paler  beneath.  They 
  are  closely  allied  to  the  dolphins,  but  have  a  shorter 
  snout.  Called  also  {harbor  porpoise},  {herring  hag}, 
  {puffing  pig},  and  {snuffer}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  true  dolphin  ({Delphinus});  --  often  so 
  called  by  sailors. 
 
  {Skunk  porpoise},  or  {Bay  porpoise}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  North 
  American  porpoise  ({Lagenorhynchus  acutus}),  larger  than 
  the  common  species,  and  with  broad  stripes  of  white  and 
  yellow  on  the  sides.  See  Illustration  in  Appendix. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Delphinus 
  n  :  type  genus  of  the  Delphinidae  [syn:  {Delphinus},  {genus 
  Delphinus}] 




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