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  • n. A member of the genus Physeter; a sperm whale.
  • n. A filtering machine operated by air pressure.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The genus that includes the sperm whale.
  • n. A filtering machine operated by air pressure.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A sperm-whale or cachalot.
  • n. [capitalized] [NL.] The typical genus of Physe-terinæ, containing the ordinary large spermaceti-whales, or cachalots.
  • n. A form of filter in which the rate of percolation of the filtrate is increased by pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. type genus of the Physeteridae

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