Origin of cachalotFrench from Spanish cachalote from colloquial Portuguese cachola, head
See sperm whale.
Origin of cachalotFrench from Spanish or Portuguese cachalote augmentative of cachola big head
- The sperm whale.
- The edentates are represented by the pangolin (Manis sp.?) of the Palawan group. In the seas are found the dolphin, cachalot and dugong.
- SPERM -Whale, or Cachalot (Physeter macrocephalus), the largest representative of the toothed whales, its length and bulk being about equal to, or somewhat exceeding those of the Arctic right-whale, from which, however, it is very different has on each side from twenty to twenty-five stout conical teeth,.