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Substances from animals

beeswax

noun

a substance produced by bees that is used especially for making furniture polish (=a substance you put on furniture to make it shine)

blubber

noun

a layer of fat around the body of a sea animal such as a whale or seal

civet

noun

a liquid with a strong smell that comes from a civet and is used for making perfume

fleece

noun

the wool on a sheep

ink

noun

a black liquid from some sea animals such as octopus or squid

milk

noun

a white liquid that women and female animals produce in their bodies to feed their babies or young animals

musk

noun

a substance with a strong pleasant smell produced by some animals and used for making perfume

parchment

noun

a substance made from animal skin, used in the past for writing on

pearl

noun

a hard substance that is inside some shells and looks shiny like a pearl

pheromone

noun

a chemical that an animal produces that spreads in the air and influences the behaviour of other animals of the same type

royal jelly

noun

a substance produced by bees to feed their young that some people believe has major health benefits

secretion

noun

a liquid that is produced by a living thing, or the process of producing this liquid

spout

noun

a stream of air and water that a whale pushes out of a hole in the top of its body

tallow

noun

a hard substance used for making candles and soap, consisting of fat from animals

venom

noun

poison produced by some animals, especially snakes and insects

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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garbage patch

a collection of debris, mostly consisting of plastic, which moves around in the sea …

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