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cachalot
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.
Cachalot
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.

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- The sperm whale or cachalot (Physeter macrocephalus) is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator. It is the only living member...
- sperm whale, or common cachalot, is a large toothed whale belonging to the infraorder Cetacea. Cachalot may also refer to: Cachalot (novel), a 1980 science...
- Royal Navy have borne the name HMS Cachalot, after the marine mammal, the cachalot, or sperm whale: HMS Cachalot (Z7) was a Z-cl**** anti-submarine whaler...
- Cachalot (1980) is a science fiction novel by American writer Alan Dean Foster. Cachalot is an ocean planet where humans have begun building floating cities...
- HMS Cachalot (N83) was one of the six-ship cl**** of Grampus-cl**** mine-laying submarine of the Royal Navy. She was built at Scotts, Greenock and launched...
- wris****ches are the basic Oce**** model on the ****anese market. The Oce**** CACHALOT series wris****ches are designed for marine sports. They include a rotating...
- USS Cachalot (SC-4/SS-170), the lead ship of her cl**** and one of the "V-boats", was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named for the sperm...
- named Cachalot, after the sperm whale. USS Cachalot (SS-33), was renamed the K-2 on 17 November 1911, prior to her commissioning. USS Cachalot (SS-170)...
- The Cruise of the Cachalot is an 1898 semi-autobiographical travel narrative by Frank T. Bullen that depicts a Whaling expedition from a seaman's perspective...
- in Quincy, M****achusetts, as Cachalot, making her the first ship of the United States Navy to be named for the cachalot, another name for the sperm whale...
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