Ambergrease
Ambergrease \Am"ber*grease\ ([a^]m"b[~e]r*gr[=e]s), n. See {Ambergris}. [1913 Webster]

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  • ambergrease — n. ambergris, substance obtained from sperm whale used in perfumery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ambergrease — am·ber·grease …   English syllables

  • ambergrease — noun see ambergris …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ambergris — (Ambra grisea, Ambre gris, ambergrease, or grey amber) is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull gray or blackish color produced in the digestive system of sperm whales. Ambergris has a peculiar sweet, earthy odor (similar to isopropyl… …   Wikipedia

  • Yucatan — (Merida), 1) früher spanische Intendanz, jetzt 2) Staat (Departement) in Mexico, erfüllt fast ganz die große Y. Halbinsel, grenzt an die Honduras u. Campechebai, den englischen Belize, den Staat Guatemala u. die mexicanischen Departements Tabasco …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • ambergris — [15] The original term for ambergris (a waxy material from the stomach of the sperm whale) was amber. But as confusion began to arise between the two substances amber and ambergris, amber came to be used for both in all the languages that had… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • ambergris — [15] The original term for ambergris (a waxy material from the stomach of the sperm whale) was amber. But as confusion began to arise between the two substances amber and ambergris, amber came to be used for both in all the languages that had… …   Word origins

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