Definition of Genus orcinus

1. Noun. Killer whales.

Exact synonyms: Orcinus
Generic synonyms: Mammal Genus
Group relationships: Delphinidae, Family Delphinidae
Member holonyms: Grampus, Killer, Killer Whale, Orca, Orcinus Orca, Sea Wolf

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Orcinus

genus Onosmodium
genus Onychium
genus Onychogalea
genus Onychomys
genus Opheodrys
genus Ophiodon
genus Ophioglossum
genus Ophiophagus
genus Ophisaurus
genus Ophrys
genus Opisthocomus
genus Opuntia
genus Orbignya
genus Orchestia
genus Orchis
genus Orcinus
genus Oreamnos
genus Orectolobus
genus Oreopteris
genus Oreortyx
genus Origanum
genus Oriolus
genus Orites
genus Ormosia
genus Ornithogalum
genus Ornithorhynchus
genus Orontium
genus Ortalis
genus Orthilia
genus Orthopristis

Literary usage of Genus orcinus

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

1. The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and 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). ..."

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