HyperDic: sperm_whale

English > 1 sense of the expression sperm whale:
NOUNanimalsperm whale, cachalot, black whale, Physeter catodonlarge whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil
English > sperm whale: 1 sense > noun 1, animal
Meaninglarge whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris.
Synonymscachalot, black whale, Physeter catodon
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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