from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. the white, waxy constituent of spermaceti
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A white, waxy substance, forming the essential part of spermaceti.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fatty crystallizable matter which forms the essential part of spermaceti.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
As examples may be cited beeswax, containing myricin or myricyl palmitate, and spermaceti, consisting chiefly of cetin or cetyl palmitate, and herein lies the essential difference between fats and waxes, but as these substances are not soap-making materials, though sometimes admixed with soap to accomplish some special object, they do not require further consideration.
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