meaning of cachalot

cachalot meaning in General Dictionary

The sperm whale Physeter macrocephalus It offers into the top of their head a large cavity containing an oily fluid which after demise concretes into a whitish crystalline compound labeled as spermaceti See sperm-whale

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  • large whale with a large cavity when you look at the head containing spermaceti and oil; in addition a supply of ambergris
  • The sperm-whale (Physeter macrocephalus). It offers in top of the head a big hole, containing a greasy liquid, which, after death, concretes into a whitish crystalline compound called spermaceti. See Sperm whale.

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The edentates are represented by the pangolin (Manis sp.?) of the Palawan group. In the seas are found the dolphin, cachalot and dugong.

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