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See also: amber-gris and amber gris

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ambergris

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Old French ambre gris (grey amber). Though the term was initially spaced as two words, single-word forms predominated by the 19th century. In the 17th century, folk etymologies interpreting the term as amber grease or amber [of] Greece enjoyed some popularity.[1]

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ambergris (usually uncountable, plural ambergrises)

  1. A solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish color, produced in the intestines of the sperm whale. It is used in perfumes.

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  1. ^ Mark Morton, Cupboard Love 2: A Dictionary of Culinary Curiosities

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