Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: ambergris
IPA transcription: ['æmbɚɡɹɪs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: ambergris
    Meaning: waxy substance secreted by the sperm whale and found floating at sea or washed ashore; used in perfume
Usage examples
  • Then the eunuchs went forth that they might perfume the Hammam for the brides; so they scented it with rosewater and willow-flower water and pods of musk, and fumigated it with Kakili eaglewood and ambergris.
  • She then went to a druggist, where she furnished herself with all manner of sweet-scented waters, cloves, musk, pepper, ginger, and a great piece of ambergris, and several other Indian spices; this quite filled the porter's basket, and she ordered him to follow her.