Definitions

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  • n. The fertile hybrid produced by cross-breeding a bottlenose dolphin Tursiops truncatus (mother), and a false killer whale Pseudorca crassidens (father).

Etymologies

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Blend of whale and dolphin

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  • Incidentally, a wholphin is a hybrid marine mammal, formed when a 2,000-pound false killer whale impregnates a 400-pound female bottlenose dolphin.

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  • One of the world's leading and only wholphin experts, Dr. Renato Lenzi, explains the significance of the calf: "As the only living product of a wholphin, we are given a special and unique scientific and educational opportunity."

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  • As strange as it is, the wholphin has company in the cross-breeding business.

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  • That's because the only known whale-dolphin mixture has given birth to a baby wholphin.

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  • The wholphin, who has not yet been named, is 1/4 false killer whale and 3/4 bottlenose dolphin.

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  • The offspring of a whale and a dolphin is a wholphin.

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  • One of the questions on Million Pound Drop on Channel Four on Friday night was: "Which of the following is not a real creature; a liger, a wholphin, a zorse, or a sheepig?"

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