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noun as in cetacean

noun as in whale

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The problems of overfishing go beyond the damage to important species like sharks and rays and charismatic, endangered species like the vaquita porpoise.

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Whales, dolphins and porpoises all live in water, but they’re not fish.

From time to time a porpoise swam up, and with a sudden roll disappeared below the scarcely ruffled surface.

There is a rotund, porpoise-shaped globular gentleman known of these parts as 'Bim the Button Man.'

Tad made a long, curving dive not unlike that of a porpoise.

The girls plump as a young porpoise, an shes mine, an Im going to keep her; you can lay to that!

They were like silver gulls escorting limitless schools of porpoise through placid waters.


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On this page you'll find 24 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to porpoise, such as: beluga, dolphin, grampus, mammal, narwal, and orca.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.