an insulating layer of fat under the skin of whales and other large marine mammals; used as a source of oil
fatness, fat, blubber, avoirdupoisverb
excess bodily weight
"she disliked fatness in herself as well as in others"
snivel, sniffle, blubber, blub, snuffleverb
cry or whine with snuffling
"Stop snivelling--you got yourself into this mess!"
blubber, blubber outverb
utter while crying
A fatty layer of adipose tissue found immediately beneath the epidermis.
The thick coat of fat worn by many arctic animals, such as sea lions, and antarctic animals, such as penguins; used to insulate warmth in the animal's body.
To make noises or broken words while crying.
To swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears.
Dear Cloe, how blubbered is that pretty face! uE000209026uE001 Prior.
the fat of whales and other large sea animals from which oil is obtained. It lies immediately under the skin and over the muscular flesh
a large sea nettle or medusa
to weep noisily, or so as to disfigure the face; to cry in a childish manner
to swell or disfigure (the face) with weeping; to wet with tears
to give vent to (tears) or utter (broken words or cries); -- with forth or out
Blubber is a thick layer of vascularized adipose tissue found under the skin of all cetaceans, pinnipeds and sirenians.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
blub′ėr, n. the fat of whales and other sea animals.—v.i. to weep effusively.—p.adj. Blubb′ered, of a face swollen with weeping. [M. E. blober, bluber; most likely onomatopœic]
The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz
The useful product of a dead whale. The useless product of a live baby.
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
The layer of fat in whales between the skin and the flesh, which is flinched or peeled off, and boiled for oil, varying from 10 to 20 inches in thickness. (See SEA-BLUBBER.)
The numerical value of blubber in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of blubber in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
The baby was so newborn, it didn’t have blubber. It kept sinking, and the mother would raise it to the surface.
When the animal is out of the water, blubber can be heavy and cumbersome.
Environmental contamination is a serious issue for these whales, and it is exacerbated during times of nutritional stress when their toxic blubber is metabolized to maintain body functions.
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- vollottaa, rasvakudos, silava, parkua, tali, läski, nyyhkiä, traaniFinnish
- pleurer comme un veau, chialerFrench
- pannicolo, adipeItalian
- orsoqKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- ворвань, өксө, өкүрKyrgyz
- pera, ngako, wairutuMāori
- жировой, рыдать, ткань, слой, ворвань, жирой, опухатьRussian
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