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Porpoise

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Porpoise

noun - Porpoise is any of various small gregarious toothed whales with a blunt snout. Porpoise have shorter beaks and flattened teeth distinct from the conical teeth of dolphins and all six species live in the ocean, mostly near shore.

Usage

The porpoise was jumping, vocalizing and swimming around the pack of swimmers during the race.

Synonym

Dolphin

Origin

Middle English propoys, from Anglo-French porpeis, alteration of Medieval Latin porcopiscis, from Latin porcus pig + piscis fish

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