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porpoisenoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɔː.pəs/  us   /ˈpɔːr.pəs/
a ​mammal that ​lives in the ​sea, ​swims in ​groups, and ​lookssimilar to a ​dolphin but has a ​shorterroundernose
(Definition of porpoise from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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porpoisenoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɔr·pəs/
a ​largemammal that ​lives in the ​sea and ​swims in ​groups
(Definition of porpoise from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “porpoise”
in Spanish marsopa…
in Vietnamese cá heo…
in Malaysian ikan lumba-lumba…
in Thai ปลาโลมา…
in French marsouin…
in German der Tümmler…
in Chinese (Simplified) 鼠海豚…
in Indonesian lumba-lumba…
in Chinese (Traditional) 鼠海豚…
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