Simple Definition of sperm whale
: a type of whale that has a very large head and is hunted for its fat and oil
Full Definition of sperm whale
: a large toothed whale (Physeter macrocephalus syn. P. catodon) with a massive squarish head having a large closed cavity containing a fluid mixture of spermaceti and oil
Origin of sperm whale
short for spermaceti whale
First Known Use: circa 1700
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SPERM WHALE Defined for Kids
Definition of sperm whale for Students
: a huge whale with a large head having a closed cavity that contains a mixture of wax and oil
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Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about "sperm whale"
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