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English → English (WordNet)
Definition: sperm whale
n : large whale with a large cavity in the head containing
spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris [syn: cachalot,
black whale, Physeter catodon]
English → English (gcide)
Definition: Sperm whale
Sperm \Sperm\, n.[Contr. fr. spermaceti.]
Sperm oil, a fatty oil found as a liquid, with spermaceti,
in the head cavities of the sperm whale.
Sperm whale. (Zo["o]l.) See in the Vocabulary.
Sperm whale \Sperm" whale`\ (Zo["o]l.)
A very large toothed whale (Physeter macrocephalus), having
a head of enormous size. The upper jaw is destitute of teeth.
In the upper part of the head, above the skull, there is a
large cavity, or case, filled with oil and spermaceti. This
whale sometimes grows to the length of more than eighty feet.
It is found in the warmer parts of all the oceans. Called
also cachalot, and spermaceti whale.
Pygmy sperm whale (Zo["o]l.), a small whale (Kogia breviceps
), seldom twenty feet long, native of tropical
seas, but occasionally found on the American coast. Called
also snub-nosed cachalot.
Sperm-whale porpoise (Zo["o]l.), a toothed cetacean
(Hypero["o]don bidens), found on both sides of the
Atlantic and valued for its oil. The adult becomes about
twenty-five feet long, and its head is very large and
thick. Called also bottle-nosed whale.