Grampus

Gram"pus

(?), n.;
pl. Grampuses (#).
[Probably corrupted from It. gran pesce great fish, or Sp. gran pez, or Pg. gran peixe, all fr. L. grandis piscis. See Grand, and Fish. the animal.] 1. (Zol.) A toothed delphinoid cetacean, of the genus Grampus, esp. G. griseus of Europe and America, which is valued for its oil. It grows to be fifteen to twenty feet long; its color is gray with white streaks. Called also cowfish. The California grampus is G. Stearnsii.
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2. A kind of tongs used in a bloomery. [U.S.]

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Gra*nade"

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Gra*na"do

(?), } n. See Grenade.
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