genus Delphinus

noun
type genus of the Delphinidae
Syn: ↑Delphinus
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Delphinidae, ↑family Delphinidae
Member Meronyms: ↑common dolphin, ↑Delphinus delphis

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  • Delphinus — noun 1. a constellation in the northern hemisphere near Pegasus and Aquila • Instance Hypernyms: ↑constellation 2. type genus of the Delphinidae • Syn: ↑genus Delphinus • Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Delphinus delphis — dolphin dol phin (d[o^]l f[i^]n), n. [F. dauphin dolphin, dauphin, earlier spelt also doffin; cf. OF. dalphinal of the dauphin; fr. L. delphinus, Gr. delfi s a dolphin (in senses 1, 2, 3, & 6), perh. properly, belly fish; cf. delfy s womb, Skr.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Delphinus delphis — noun black and white dolphin that leaps high out of the water • Syn: ↑common dolphin • Hypernyms: ↑dolphin • Member Holonyms: ↑Delphinus, ↑genus Delphinus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Delphinus (disambiguation) — Delphinus is the Latin word for dolphin . As a proper name, it may refer to Delphinus (genus), the genus name of the common dolphin in taxonomy Delphinus (constellation), the astronomical constellation which symbolizes a dolphin the former name… …   Wikipedia

  • Delphinus — Del*phi nus, n. [L., a dolphin, fr. Gr. delfi s, delfi n.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A genus of Cetacea, including the dolphin. See {Dolphin}, 1. [1913 Webster] 2. (Astron.) The Dolphin, a constellation near the equator and east of Aquila. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mammal genus — noun a genus of mammals • Hypernyms: ↑genus • Hyponyms: ↑Tachyglossus, ↑genus Tachyglossus, ↑Zaglossus, ↑genus Zaglossus, ↑Ornithorhynchus, ↑genus Ornithorhynchus, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • DELPHIIN vel DELPHIS, item DELPHINUS — DELPHIIN, vel DELPHIS, item DELPHINUS inter cete minora, a Gr. δέλφαξ, quibusdam, i. e. porcellus, seu porcella, quod interiora porco similia habeat, nomen accepit. Unde marsuinum hodie Gallorum, h. e. maris suem, Vett. ὕαιναν dictam, Delphinem… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Cyclops (genus) — This article is about the crustacean. See Cyclops (disambiguation) for other meanings. Cyclops Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • Common dolphin — Common dolphins Size compared to an average human …   Wikipedia

  • Short-beaked common dolphin — Short beaked Common Dolphin[1] Conservation status …   Wikipedia

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