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Definition of Ambergris

Ambergris
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.

Meaning of Ambergris from wikipedia

- Ambergris (/ˈæmbərɡriːs/ or /ˈæmbərɡrɪs/, Latin: ambra grisea, Old French: ambre gris), ambergrease, or grey amber, is a solid, waxy, flammable substance...
- Ambergris Caye, pronounced /æmˈbɜːrɡrɪs ˈkiː/ am-BUR-gris KEE, is the largest island of Belize, located northeast of the country's mainland, in the Caribbean...
- Ambergris Cay, also known as Big Ambergris Cay, is a private residential island located within the Turks and Caicos Islands. Not to be confused with Ambergris...
- "Ambergris" (Bob's Burgers), an episode of the television series Bob's Burgers Ambergris Cay, an island within the Turks and Caicos Islands Ambergris Caye...
- Ambergris Stadium is a multi-purpose sporting field in San Pedro Town, Belize. It is home to the San Pedro Pirates FC of the Premier League of Belize...
- Ambergris Museum is a Mesoamerican archaeology museum in Belize. It houses ancient Mayan civilization artifacts. The Ambergris Museum opened in February...
- "The Ambergris Element" is the thirteenth episode of the first season of the American animated science fiction television series Star Trek. It first aired...
- Book of Ambergris is a collection of fantasy short stories by American writer Jeff VanderMeer, set in the fictional metropolis of Ambergris. The setting...
- Ambergris Glacier (65°43′S 62°37′W / 65.717°S 62.617°W / -65.717; -62.617Coordinates: 65°43′S 62°37′W / 65.717°S 62.617°W / -65.717; -62.617) is...
- terpenoid and one of the key constituents responsible for the odor of ambergris. It is an autoxidation product of ambrein. Ambroxide is synthesized from...