Definitions for cachalotˈkæʃ əˌlɒt, -ˌloʊ
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cach•a•lotˈkæʃ əˌlɒt, -ˌloʊ(n.)
Ref: sperm whale.
Origin of cachalot:
1740–50; < F 蠐 Pg
sperm whale, cachalot, black whale, Physeter catodon(noun)
large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris
The sperm whale.
Origin: From cachalot.
the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). It has in the top of its head a large cavity, containing an oily fluid, which, after death, concretes into a whitish crystalline substance called spermaceti. See Sperm whale