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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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  • noun whale oil from a sperm whale

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

  • noun an animal oil found in the blubber of the sperm whale

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