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Acrocephalus phragmitis
Mockbird Mock"bird`, n. (Zo["o]l.) The European sedge warbler (Acrocephalus phragmitis).
Acrocephalus phragmitis
Sedge Sedge, n. [OE. segge, AS. secg; akin to LG. segge; -- probably named from its bladelike appearance, and akin to L. secare to cut, E. saw a cutting instrument; cf. Ir. seisg, W. hesg. Cf. Hassock, Saw the instrument.] 1. (Bot.) Any plant of the genus Carex, perennial, endogenous herbs, often growing in dense tufts in marshy places. They have triangular jointless stems, a spiked inflorescence, and long grasslike leaves which are usually rough on the margins and midrib. There are several hundred species. Note: The name is sometimes given to any other plant of the order Cyperace[ae], which includes Carex, Cyperus, Scirpus, and many other genera of rushlike plants. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A flock of herons. Sedge ken (Zo["o]l.), the clapper rail. See under 5th Rail. Sedge warbler (Zo["o]l.), a small European singing bird (Acrocephalus phragmitis). It often builds its nest among reeds; -- called also sedge bird, sedge wren, night warbler, and Scotch nightingale.
Physeter macrocephalus
Sperm whale Sperm" whale` (Zo["o]l.) A very large toothed whale (Physeter macrocephalus), having a head of enormous size. The upper jaw is destitute of teeth. In the upper part of the head, above the skull, there is a large cavity, or case, filled with oil and spermaceti. This whale sometimes grows to the length of more than eighty feet. It is found in the warmer parts of all the oceans. Called also cachalot, and spermaceti whale. Pygmy sperm whale (Zo["o]l.), a small whale (Kogia breviceps), seldom twenty feet long, native of tropical seas, but occasionally found on the American coast. Called also snub-nosed cachalot. Sperm-whale porpoise (Zo["o]l.), a toothed cetacean (Hypero["o]don bidens), found on both sides of the Atlantic and valued for its oil. The adult becomes about twenty-five feet long, and its head is very large and thick. Called also bottle-nosed whale.
Physeter macrocephalus
Ambergris Am"ber*gris, n. [F. ambre gris, i. e., gray amber; F. gris gray, which is of German origin: cf. OS. gr[^i]s, G. greis, gray-haired. See Amber.] A substance of the consistence of wax, found floating in the Indian Ocean and other parts of the tropics, and also as a morbid secretion in the intestines of the sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus), which is believed to be in all cases its true origin. In color it is white, ash-gray, yellow, or black, and often variegated like marble. The floating masses are sometimes from sixty to two hundred and twenty-five pounds in weight. It is wholly volatilized as a white vapor at 212[deg] Fahrenheit, and is highly valued in perfumery. --Dana.
Physeter macrocephalus
Cachalot Cach"a*lot, n. [F. cachalot.] (Zo["o]l.) 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.

Meaning of Acrocephalus from wikipedia

- Acrocephalus may refer to: Acrocephalus (bird), a bird genus in the family Acrocephalidae Acrocephalus (plant), a plant genus in the family Lamiaceae...
- The Acrocephalus warblers are small, insectivorous p****erine birds belonging to the genus Acrocephalus. Formerly in the paraphyletic Old World warbler...
- Eurasian reed warbler, or just reed warbler (Acrocephalus scirpaceus) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It breeds across Europe into temperate...
- Oriental reed warbler (Acrocephalus orientalis) is a p****erine bird of eastern Asia belonging to the reed warbler genus Acrocephalus. It was formerly cl****ified...
- warbler, Acrocephalus melanopogon Aquatic warbler, Acrocephalus paludicola Sedge warbler, Acrocephalus schoenobaenus Speckled reed warbler, Acrocephalus sorghophilus...
- 2014 were aquatic warbler (Acrocephalus paludicola), barred warbler (Sylvia nisoria) and paddyfield warbler (Acrocephalus agricola). A first for Britain...
- The sedge warbler (Acrocephalus schoenobaenus) is an Old World warbler in the genus Acrocephalus. It is a medium-sized warbler with a brown, streaked...
- The great reed warbler (Acrocephalus arundinaceus) is a Eurasian p****erine in the genus Acrocephalus. The genus name Acrocephalus is from Ancient Gr****...
- exulans), dogs and pigs. Among the 75 bird species, the Bokikokiko (Acrocephalus aequinoctialis) is endemic to Kiritimati. There are 600–800 species of...
- The Rodrigues warbler (Acrocephalus roderic****) is a species of Old World warbler in the family Acrocephalidae. It is found only on the island of Rodrigues...
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