Etymology

1. ambergris

noun. ['ˈæmbɝgrɪs'] waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and found floating at sea or washed ashore; used in perfume.

Etymology

  • ambre gris (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Ambergris

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Example sentences of the word ambergris


1. Existential there
Note: due to pressure from animal right advocates, ambergris is no longer used in American perfumes.

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