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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A peculiar fatty substance obtained from ambergris by digesting it in hot alcohol. It is crystalline, is of a brilliant white color, and has an agreeable odor.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Chem.) A fragrant substance which is the chief constituent of ambergris.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A fragrant substance derived from ambergris, used in the perfume industry.

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