- 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”)