HyperDic: physeter_catodon

English > 1 sense of the expression Physeter catodon:
NOUNanimalPhyseter catodon, sperm whale, cachalot, black whalelarge whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil
English > Physeter catodon: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris.
Synonymssperm whale, cachalot, black whale
Member ofPhyseter, genus Physetertype genus of the Physeteridae
Broadertoothed whaleAny of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.
Spanishcachalote
Catalancatxalot, Physeter catodon

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