head matter

noun

Definition of head matter

: the contents of the case of the sperm whale that yield spermaceti and clear oil

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History and Etymology for head matter

so called from its being obtained from the head of the whale

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“Head matter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/head%20matter. Accessed 24 May. 2022.

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