ambergris

Part of speech: noun

A waxy substance from the sperm whale, used in perfumery.

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Usage examples "ambergris":

  1. Ambergris was also too rare and costly for American Puritans to use, though we find Hull writing for golden ambergroose. - "Customs and Fashions in Old New England", Alice Morse Earle.
  2. With musk and ambergris he first embalmed The head of Irij, then to his old father Dispatched the present with these cruel words: Here is the head of thy beloved son, Thy darling favourite, dress it with a crown As thou wert wont; and mark the goodly fruit Thou hast produced. - "Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan", Anonymous.