Definition of Physeter catodon

1. Noun. Large whale with a large cavity in the head containing spermaceti and oil; also a source of ambergris.

Exact synonyms: Black Whale, Cachalot, Sperm Whale
Generic synonyms: Toothed Whale
Group relationships: Genus Physeter, Physeter



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Physeter Catodon

Phyllostomus hastatus
Phylloxera vitifoleae
Phylloxeridae
PhyloCode
PhysEd
Physalis alkekengi
Physalis ixocarpa
Physalis peruviana
Physalis philadelphica
Physalis pruinosa
Physalis pubescens
Physalis viscosa
Physaloptera
Physaria
Physarum
Physeter catodon
Physeteridae
Physicians Data Query
Physick
Physidae
Physopsis
Physostegia virginiana
Physostigma venenosum
Phytelephas macrocarpa
Phytoflagellata
Phytolacca acinosa
Phytolacca americana
Phytolacca dioica
Phytolaccaceae

Literary usage of Physeter catodon

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1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1841)
"... the whale, the walrus, narwhal (physeter macrocephalus), seal, dolphin, white fish (physeter catodon) and some other kinds are caught. ..."

2. A View of the Ancient and Present State of the Zetland Islands: Including by Arthur Edmondston (1809)
"This species is more rare than the former. MUSCULUS, (Lin. syst.} Round-lipped Whale, appears sometimes in summer. physeter catodon, (Lin. syst. ..."

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