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.

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

  • 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


Sorry, no etymologies found.


    Sorry, no example sentences found.


Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.