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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A yellow, waxy oil obtained from the head of the sperm whale and used as an industrial lubricant.

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  • n. whale oil from a sperm whale

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a fatty oil found as a liquid, with spermaceti, in the head cavities of the sperm whale.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Spermaceti-oil; the oil of the spermaceti-whale. See train-oil.

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

  • n. an animal oil found in the blubber of the sperm whale

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