[ suhl-fer-bot-uh m ]
/ ˈsʌl fərˌbɒt əm /
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Origin of sulphur-bottom
First recorded in 1775–85
Words nearby sulphur-bottom
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Example sentences from the Web for sulphur-bottom
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
another name for blue whale
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