In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1ámbar gris masculine
- So, I got some sea salt, put it in a dish of blue glass, and anointed the dish with ambergris.
- In the oily water round it we find ambergris and other fine and wonderful things.
- Apparently the plastic is infused with ambergris.
- It was probably a fatal piece of ambergris that caused his death.
- He excavates the skull, and finds six handfuls of ambergris.
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