cachalot

cachalot

[kash-uh-lot, -loh]
noun

Origin:
1740–50; < FrenchPortuguese cacholote, equivalent to cachol(a) pate, noggin (of obscure origin) + -ote augmentative suffix

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

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