October 15, 2008
AMBERGRIS – n. a wax-like secretion of the intestines of the sperm whale, found floating in tropical seas and used in perfume manufacture.
This one gets to be a word of the day because it’s so strange. You might have heard about it before. It seems weird to me to use a whale’s loogie to make you smell better. But supposedly it smells good and is really rare and expensive. One website sells Ambergris for 90 Euros per gram or 400 Euros per 5 grams