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n. - A white waxy substance from oil of a type of whale.

Usage examples (37)
  • This is made into what you call spermaceti candles.
  • Candles were also made from spermaceti, which is a substance taken from the head of the sperm whale.
  • They were hunted because of spermaceti, which is this oil-like substance, a liquid which is found in the melon, in this part of the whale's body.
  • It is chiefly taken, however, from the head, not the spawn of the "spermaceti" whale. for more
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