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cachalot

[kash-uh-lot, -loh] /ˈkæʃ əˌlɒt, -ˌloʊ/
noun
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < FrenchPortuguese cacholote, equivalent to cachol(a) pate, noggin (of obscure origin) + -ote augmentative suffix
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cachalot

/ˈkæʃəˌlɒt/
noun
1.
another name for sperm whale
Word Origin
C18: from French, from Portuguese, cachalote, of unknown origin
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