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Meaning of ambergris

am•ber•gris

Pronunciation: (am'bur-grēs", -gris), [key]
— n.
  1. an opaque, ash-colored secretion of the sperm whale intestine, usually found floating on the ocean or cast ashore: used in perfumery.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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