ambergris

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noun am·ber·gris \ ˈam-bər-ˌgris , -ˌgrē(s) \

Definition of ambergris

:a waxy substance found floating in or on the shores of tropical waters, believed to originate in the intestines of the sperm whale, and used in perfumery as a fixative

Origin and Etymology of ambergris

Middle English ambregris, from Middle French ambre gris, from ambre + gris gray — more at grizzle


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ambergris

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noun am·ber·gris \ ˈam-bər-ˌgris , -ˌgrē(s) \

medical Definition of ambergris

:a waxy substance found floating in or on the shores of tropical waters, believed to originate in the intestines of the sperm whale, and used in perfumery as a fixative


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