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Related to cachalot: pygmy sperm whale
See sperm whale.
[French, from Spanish or Portuguese cachalote, augmentative of cachola, big head.]
(Animals) another name for sperm whale
[C18: from French, from Portuguese, cachalote, of unknown origin]
a large, square-headed, toothed whale, Physeter catodon, having a cavity in the head that contains sperm oil and spermaceti.
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|Noun||1.||cachalot - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris|
toothed whale - any of several whales having simple conical teeth and feeding on fish etc.