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Definition of the noun ambergris
What does ambergris mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: ambergrises
- waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and found floating at sea or washed ashore; used in perfume
Alternative definition of the noun ambergris
- [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.
- Ambergris is a musical group.
- albums: "Here In The Valley", "A Day Late and a Dollar Short"
- Ambergris is a musical group.
- album: "Ambergris"
- "Ambergris" is a musical album of Ambergris.
- released in (45 years ago)
- "Ambergris" is a musical EP of Mank.
- released on (6 years ago)
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
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ambergris is a waxy calculus that is created in the digestive tracts of sperm whales in response to irritation caused by the sharp, indigestible beaks of ingested squid. It is usually found washed up on beaches or floating in the ocean. It turns up ...
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 ...
Ambergris is a wax-like substance originating as a morbid concentration in the intestine of the sperm whale. Being lighter than water, it is found floating on tropical seas or cast up on the. shore in yellow, grey, black or variegated ...
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 ...
by Johannes Karl Fink
Ambergris is a waxy and flammable substance that is produced.
by Edward Sagarin
Ambergris has been the subject of seafaring tales and cursing captains' daydreams. Ambergris is a substance developed by the whale, and most authorities believe that only the male of the species can give it forth. Many theories have been ...
Moby Dick (1892)
by Herman Melville
AMBERGRIS. Now this ambergris is a very curious substance, and so important as an article of commerce ...
Invest Like a Dealmaker (2008)
Secrets from a Former Banking Insider by Christopher W. Mayer
ambergris from the whale's intestines. Ambergris looks like “mottled old cheese ” but is “worth a gold guinea an ounce to any druggist.” Used in perfumes, cooking, candles, and more, the ambergris is a hidden treasure, passed over by most.
Sandalwood and Carrion (2012)
Smell in Indian Religion and Culture by James McHugh
It would appear that ambergris is a perfume closely associated with Islamic culture, and that this association continues in Mughal India. Con— versely, when Ibn Masawaih discusses the ...
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 ...
Medical Lexicon (1839)
by Robley Dunglison
Ambarum, Ambergris — a. Cincritium, Ambergris. Amber, Succinum — a. Liquid : see Liquid- ambar styraciflua. Ambiltevus ...
Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge : Illustrated with Upwards of 150 Elegant Engravings. A - B by William Nicholson
AMBERGRIS, in chemistry, is a substance found floating on the sea, near the coasts of India, Africa, and Brazil, usually in small pieces, but sometimes in masses of 50 or 100 pounds in weight. Various opinions have been entertained ...
In which the Principles of the Science are Investigated Anew, and Its Applications to the Phenomena of Nature, Medicine, Mineralogy, Agriculture, and Manufactures, Detailed by Andrew Ure
The denser ambergris, being subjected to Heat in like circumstances, fuses less rea- Uily and completely, emits the same volatile empyreumatic oil, accompanied with crystalline needles, decidedly acidulous. These are either the benzoic or ...
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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
- Ambergris Cays, Turks & Caicos
Ambergris Cay, Big (fg) and Little (bg), Turks & Caicos
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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.
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