cachalot


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cach·a·lot

 (kăsh′ə-lŏt′, -lō′)
[French, from Spanish or Portuguese cachalote, augmentative of cachola, big head.]

cachalot

(ˈkæʃəˌlɒt)
n
(Animals) another name for sperm whale
[C18: from French, from Portuguese, cachalote, of unknown origin]

sperm′ whale`


n.
a large, square-headed, toothed whale, Physeter catodon, having a cavity in the head that contains sperm oil and spermaceti.
[1825–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cachalot - large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oilcachalot - 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.
genus Physeter, Physeter - type genus of the Physeteridae
References in classic literature ?
This whale, among the English of old vaguely known as the Trumpa whale, and the Physeter whale, and the Anvil Headed whale, is the present Cachalot of the French, and the Pottsfich of the Germans, and the Macrocephalus of the Long Words.
I believe in the existence of a mammal power fully organised, belonging to the branch of vertebrata, like the whales, the cachalots, or the dolphins, and furnished with a horn of defence of great penetrating power.
Operations began after the new Norwegian-built catcher, Cachalot I, arrived from St.
Neither of my fish was a record breaker, but catching them was a thrill and a highlight of a sun-four-hour trip with Chris and Adam Solomon, owners of the aptly Cachalot Charters, in blissfully waters off the Isle of Wight.
Neither of my fish was a record breaker, but catching them was a thrill and a highlight of a sun-blessed four-hour trip with Chris and Adam Solomon, owners of the aptly named Cachalot Charters, in blissfully calm waters off the Isle of Wight.
What species of mammal has varieties called pilot, cachalot and grampus?
Species such as tunny and barrilete were mostly caught 20 to 80 miles from the coast; the same anchovetas of the coastal waters sometimes went 60 or more miles away; and the cachalot and whales were usually to be found more than 100 miles off.
In 2001, while on vacation in Baja, Mexico, Mark Fischer trailed a "gorgeous" cachalot for three days in the Sea of Cortez as he accompanied a marine biologist who was recording the toothed whale's song.
Originally, six canoes were to take part but one of them, the Cachalot, was damaged as it was launched.
A cachalot is another name for which marine mammal?