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sulphur-bottom

[suhl-fer-bot-uh m]
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noun
  1. blue whale.

Origin of sulphur-bottom

First recorded in 1775–85
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Examples from the Web for sulphur-bottom

Historical Examples

  • Grenfell helped take to pieces a "sulphur-bottom" whale ninety-five feet long, supposed to weigh nearly 300,000 pounds.

    Grenfell: Knight-Errant of the North

    Fullerton Waldo


British Dictionary definitions for sulphur-bottom

sulphur-bottom

noun
  1. another name for blue whale
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