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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and found floating at sea or washed ashore.

Usage examples (32)
  • Believe it or not, ambergris is also considered gourmet food.
  • Though the word ambergris is but the French compound for grey amber, yet the two substances are quite distinct.
  • By any name ambergris was the standard of wealth of the age.
  • The substance called "ambergris" (grey amber), valued to-day as a perfume, is a fæcal concretion similar to a bezoar-stone. for more
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