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Ogre vs. Orc

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The main difference between Ogre and Orc is that the Ogre is a West-European mythological creature and Orc is a mythical race of brutish humanoid creatures.

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  • Ogre (noun)

    A type of brutish giant from folk tales that eats human flesh.

  • Ogre (noun)

    A brutish man reminiscent of the mythical ogre.

  • Orc (noun)

    Any of several large, ferocious sea creatures, now especially the killer whale. from 16th c.

  • Orc (noun)

    A mythical evil monstrous humanoid creature, usually quite aggressive and often green. from 17th c.

  • Orc (noun)

    A porcine humanoid monster larger than humans, sometimes pink. found in Japanese pop-culture and called "orc" when imported to the West

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  • Ogre (noun)

    (in folklore) a man-eating giant.

  • Ogre (noun)

    a cruel or terrifying person

    "it is clear that I am no ogre"

  • Orc (noun)

    (in fantasy literature and games) a member of an imaginary race of humanlike creatures, characterized as ugly, warlike, and malevolent.

Oxford Dictionary
  • Ogre (noun)

    An imaginary monster, or hideous giant of fairy tales, who lived on human beings; hence, any frightful giant; a cruel monster.

  • Orc (noun)

    Any of several cetaceans, especialy the grampus (Grampus griseus) of the dolphin family.

  • Orc (noun)

    A mythical monster of varying descriptions; an ogre.

  • Orc (noun)

    The orca.

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