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

  • noun A yellowish oil obtained from whale blubber, formerly used in making soap and candles and as a lubricating oil and a fuel for lamps.

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

  • noun Any of various oils and fats extracted from the blubber of whales and used in the manufacture of soap and lubricants (formerly as an illuminating oil).

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

  • noun a white to brown oil obtained from whale blubber; formerly used as an illuminant


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