Definitions for cachalotˈkæʃ əˌlɒt, -ˌloʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cach•a•lotˈkæʃ əˌlɒt, -ˌloʊ(n.)

  1. Category: Mammals

    Ref: sperm whale.

Origin of cachalot:

1740–50; < F 蠐 Pg

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. cachalot(Noun)

    The sperm whale.

  2. Origin: From cachalot.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cachalot(noun)

    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


  1. Cachalot

    Cachalot is a science fiction novel written by Alan Dean Foster.


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