sperm oil

noun

Definition of sperm oil

: a pale yellow oil from the sperm whale

First Known Use of sperm oil

1839, in the meaning defined above

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“Sperm oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sperm%20oil. Accessed 17 Sep. 2021.

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