cachalot

Definition of cachalot

cach´a`lot
n.1.(Zool.) 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.

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black whale, genus Physeter, Physeter, Physeter catodon, sperm whale, toothed whale
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