Origin of ambergris
Examples from the Web for ambergris
Ambergris forms the basis of these, as it also does of the Indian pastilles called "Cachunde," and which were equally in repute.
A modern compiler, speaking of ambergris, says, "It smells like dried cow-dung."The Art of Perfumery|G. W. Septimus Piesse
Swimming out in the salt water, the mermaids would go in quest of pearls, coral, ambergris and other pretty things.Dutch Fairy Tales for Young Folks|William Elliot Griffis
It may be noted that both the Malays and the Chinese attribute the origin of ambergris to either a sea-dragon or a sea-serpent.Mythical Monsters|Charles Gould
Mix together one ounce of oil of rosemary and two drachms of essence of ambergris; add them to a pint of spirits of wine.Directions for Cookery, in its Various Branches|Eliza Leslie