Definition of Common dolphin

1. Noun. Black-and-white dolphin that leaps high out of the water.

Exact synonyms: Delphinus Delphis
Generic synonyms: Dolphin
Group relationships: Delphinus, Genus Delphinus

Definition of Common dolphin

1. Noun. One of two species of dolphin in the genus ''Delphinus''. ¹

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Literary usage of Common dolphin

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Transactions by Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society (1851)
"Notice of the capture of the common Dolphin (Delphinus delphis) on the Cornish coast. BY RQ COUCH, EsQ., MRCS [Plate CJ ?INCE the last meeting of the ..."

2. A History of the Earth and Animated Nature by Oliver Goldsmith (1856)
"The common dolphin is usually six or seven feet long, sometimes nine or ten. ... The common dolphin is an inhabitant of the European seas, of the Atlantic, ..."

3. British Mammals: An Attempt to Describe and Illustrate the Mammalian Fauna by Harry Hamilton Johnston (1903)
"The flippers are shorter than in the common dolphin, the back fin is rather long, but blunt-tipped. This creature is said to have a powerful voice, ..."

4. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"A dark stripe, runs from the flipper to the eye (the stripe runs tram the flipper to the beak in the common dolphin), adding contrast to the stark white ..."

5. The Natural History of the Ordinary Cetacea Or Whales, with Memoir of Lacépède by Franco Mannino, Giuseppe La Licata (1861)
"It used to be held that the common dolphin was an inhabitant of every sea throughout the world. This appeared the more credible since the strength of the ..."

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