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Meaning of CACHALOT

Pronunciation:  'kashu`lât

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
 

CACHALOT is a 8 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: black whale, Physeter catodon, sperm whale
 
 See Also: genus Physeter, Physeter, toothed whale

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cach"a*lot\, n. [F. cachalot.] (Zo["o]l.)
The sperm whale ({Physeter macrocephalus}). It has in the top
of its head a large cavity, containing an oily fluid, which,
after death, concretes into a whitish crystalline substance
called spermaceti. See {Sperm whale}.

 

 

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