Definition of Orcinus

1. Noun. Killer whales.

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

Lexicographical Neighbors of Orcinus

Orbignya martiana
Orbignya phalerata
Orbignya spesiosa
Orchis mascula
Orchis papilionaceae
Orchis spectabilis
Orcinus orca
Ord kangaroo rat
Order of Australia
Order of Friars Minor
Order of Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Order of the Purple Heart
Orders of Australia
Ordnance Survey
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Literary usage of Orcinus

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

1. The Institutes of Justinian: With English Introduction, Translation and Notes by Thomas Collett Sandars, Emperor of the East Justinian (1917)
"But a slave who receives his liberty directly from the testament becomes the freedman of the testator, and is said to be orcinus; and no one can obtain ..."

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. Description of a New Species of Sea Snake from the Philippine Islands: With by John Van Denburgh, Joseph Cheesman Thompson (1908)
"... Synonyms—orcinus orca; orcinus ... part; Black Killer; Orca. Range—In the ocean coastwise (Scammon, Marine Mammals, 1874, p. 90). orcinus ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"The best-known species (orcinus orea) inhabits all seas. A second species is found in the South Pacific. Others have been described, but their validity is ..."

5. The Institutes: A Textbook of the History and System of Roman Private Law by Rudolf Sohm, Bernhard Erwin Grüber (1907)
"He is accordingly the freed man of a deceased person, namely the testator, and is for that reason called 'libertus orcinus'. ..."

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