sulphur-bottom

sulphur-bottom
\\ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷\ noun also sulphur-bottom whale
Etymology: so called from the yellowish splotches on its belly

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/sul"feuhr bot'euhm/, n.
[1775-85]

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sulˈphur-bottom noun
The blue whale (from the yellowish spots on its underside)
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Main Entry:sulphur

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  • Sulphur-bottom — Sul phur bot tom, n. (Zo[ o]l.) A very large whalebone whale of the genus {Sibbaldius}, having a yellowish belly; especially, {S. sulfureus} of the North Pacific, and {S. borealis} of the North Atlantic; called also {sulphur whale}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sulphur-bottom whale — noun see sulphur bottom …   Useful english dictionary

  • sulphur-bottom — /ˈsʌlfə bɒtəm/ (say sulfuh botuhm) noun → blue whale. Also, sulfur bottom …  

  • sulphur-bottom — /sul feuhr bot euhm/, n. See blue whale. [1775 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • sulphur bottom whale — noun the blue whale …   Wiktionary

  • Sulphur — Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast beds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphur acid — Sulphur Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphur alcohol — Sulphur Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphur auratum — Sulphur Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sulphur base — Sulphur Sul phur, n. [L., better sulfur: cf. F. soufre.] 1. (Chem.) A nonmetallic element occurring naturally in large quantities, either combined as in the sulphides (as pyrites) and sulphates (as gypsum), or native in volcanic regions, in vast… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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