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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: cachalot(0.00902 detik)
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English → English (WordNet)
n : large whale with a large cavity in the head containing
spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris [syn: sperm whale
, black whale, Physeter catodon]
English → English (gcide)
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.
cachalot \cach"a*lot\, n. [F. cachalot.] (Zo["o]l.)
The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus). It has in the top
of its head a large cavity, containing an oily fluid, which,
after death, concretes into a whitish crystalline substance
called spermaceti. See Sperm whale.