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Ambergris

Definition of the noun ambergris

What does ambergris mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ambergrises

  1. waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and found floating at sea or washed ashore; used in perfume
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic term: animal product = a product made from animal material

Alternative definition of the noun ambergris

noun

  1. [uncountable] A solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish color, produced in the intestines of the sperm whale. It is used in perfumes.

Groups

  1. Ambergris is a musical group.
    • albums: "Here In The Valley", "A Day Late and a Dollar Short"
  2. Ambergris is a musical group.
    • album: "Ambergris"

Music

  1. "Ambergris" is a musical album of Ambergris.
    • released in (45 years ago)
  2. "Ambergris" is a musical EP of Mank.
    • released on (6 years ago)

Miscellanea

Ambergris is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour produced in the digestive system of sperm whales.

  • also known as Ambergrease, Grey amber

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Ambergris

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Google previewSilver Flame (2010)

by Susan Johnson

Ambergris is a resinous substance originating in the intestines of sperm whales and thrown out as debris on the shores of Africa, China, India, Ireland, and the Bahamas. Its musky aroma was added to perfume oils, soap, and other toiletries.

Google previewJournal of Health of the Metropolitan Medical College. vol. 1. no. 1-9. Oct. 1859-June 1860 (1859)

by Metropolitan Medical College (NEW YORK)

AMBERGRIs is an odoriferous substance, which is found floating on the ...

Google previewThe Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal (1809)

by Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths

Ambergris is an opake whitish, greyish, or yellowish substance, so light as to swim; not only in water, but eren in spirit of wine. Its real origin was formerly much disputed, but it is now ascertained to be a product from the Whales of this tribe, and ...

Google previewWhales, Dolphins, and Other Marine Mammals (2001)

by George S. Fichter, Barbara J. Hoopes Ambler

Fresh ambergris is a blackish, ioul— adored mass. When dry, it is lighter in color and has a musky odor. It was once used in producing the most expen— sive periumes, ior the gumlike ambergris would easily absorb and retain delicate odors.

Google previewManual of Useful Information (1893)

Embracing More Than 100,000 Facts, Figures and Fancies, Drawn from Every Land and Language, and Carefully Classified for the Ready Reference of Teachers, Students and the Family Circle

Ambergris is a fatty substance supposed to be a morbid secretion in the intestinal canal of the spermaceti whale .

Google previewThe Chemistry of Printing Inks and Their Electronics and Medical Applications (2014)

by Johannes Karl Fink

Ambergris is a waxy and flammable substance that is produced.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food and Color Additives (1997)

by George A. Burdock

AMBERGRIS, TINCTURE Synonyms Ambra (tincture); ambregris (tincture). Current CAS number Description 977023-08-7 Ambergris, also called ambra, is the pathological tissue resulting from the consumption of indigestible components of ...

Google previewBritish Encyclopedia (1821)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences, Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

Ambergris , also, is produced by this species, and consists, in fact, of the faeces of the animal.

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Ambergris

The owner at Perfumer's Apprentice is a stickler for fine ingredients.

This is real whale ambergris -- kind of smelly and weird by itself, but it's supposed to add a lot to perfume.

Photo credit: Peter Kaminski

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Ambergris Meaning

Video shows what ambergris means. A solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish color, produced in the intestines of the sperm whale. It is used ...

Scrabble value of A1M3B3E1R1G2R1I1S1

The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of AMBERGRIS

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  • GRIS-AMBER

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