grey amber

grey amber

Another term for ambergris, a waxy substance excreted by sperm whales and used as a fixative, especially in the preparation of perfumes. The large chunk of grey amber that washed ashore is worth more than gold!
See also: amber, grey
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Hawas for men has blended cinnamon, bergamot, orange blossom and grey amber to create an aquatic scent designed to embody masculine strength and vigour.
Ambergris - or grey amber - is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull grey or blackish colour