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