[awr-kuh] /ˈɔr kə/
the killer whale, Orcinus orca.
noun (pl) orcas, orca
a killer whale
“killer whale,” introduced as a generic term for the species by 1841, from earlier use in scientific names, from Latin orca “cetacean, a kind of whale.” Earlier in English, orc, ork “large whale” (c.1590), from French orque, had been used vaguely of sea monsters (see orc).
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, 1986. Similar to Modula-2, but with support for distributed programming using shared data objects, like Linda. A ‘graph’ data type removes the need for pointers. Version for the Amoeba OS, comes with Amoeba. “Orca: A Language for Distributed Processing”, H.E. Bal email@example.com et al, SIGPLAN Notices 25(5):17-24 (May 1990).
/ɔːˈkeɪdɪən/ noun 1. a native or inhabitant of Orkney adjective 2. of or relating to Orkney
/Italian orˈkaɲa/ noun 1. Andrea (anˈdrɛːa), original name Andrea di Cione. ?1308–68, Florentine painter, sculptor, and architect
[awr-see-in] /ˈɔr si ɪn/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a red dye, the principal coloring matter of cudbear and orchil, obtained by oxidizing an ammoniacal solution of orcinol. /ˈɔːsɪɪn/ noun 1. a brown crystalline material formed by the action of ammonia on orcinol and present in orchil: used as a dye, biological stain, and antiseptic. Formula: C28H24O7N2 […]
1. . Related Terms ork noun An orchestra (1936+) orchestra