- a playful, black-and-white dolphin (Grampus griseus)
- killer whale
Origin of grampusearlier graundepose, altered (after grand) ; from Middle English grapays ; from Old French graspeis ; from Classical Latin crassus piscis ; from crassus, fat (see crass) + piscis, fish
- See Risso's dolphin.
- Any of various dolphins or other toothed whales, such as the orca.
Origin of grampusAlteration (perhaps influenced by grand) of Middle English graspeis, from Old French craspois, graspeis, from Medieval Latin crassus piscis, craspiscis : Latin crassus, fat + Latin piscis, fish.
From Anglo-Norman grampais, from Old French graspois, craspois (“whale, (salted) whale meat; blubber; seal”), from Medieval Latin craspicis (“litteraly: fat fish”), from Latin crassus (“fat”) + piscis (“fish”)