sperm oil


: a pale yellow oil from the sperm whale

Word History

First Known Use

1839, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sperm oil was in 1839

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“Sperm oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sperm%20oil. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

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