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From spotted + dolphin.

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spotted dolphin (plural spotted dolphins)

  1. A dolphin of the genus Stenella.
    • 2012, Caspar Henderson, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, 2013 edition, Granta Books, page 59:
      Spotted dolphins perform ‘genital buzzing’, in which an adult directs a rapid stream of low-pitched clicks at the genital area of another, usually a calf.