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n.1.See Ambergris.
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I cannot forget one of the attendants of the king, that, at a feast made by this monster of excess, eat to his single share a whole pye, reckoned to my lord at ten pounds, being composed of ambergrease, magisterial of pearl, musk, &c.
A diver springing darkly to the brim Of the full sapphire river as it rolled Under palm shadows over sands of gold Along the balmy vale of Almahim: Brought up what seem'd a piece of common mould, But of so rare a fragrance that he cried-- "Mine eyes are dim with diving--thou'rt no piece Of common earth, but musk or ambergrease.
We can only assume the use of ambergrease (a waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and used in perfume) or orangeflower water was for flavor.