the killing of whales, cetaceans
Latin cetus ‘whale’
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble fat, C 32 H 64 O 2 , obtained from spermaceti by extraction with ether: used chiefly as an emulsive agent in the manufacture of pharmaceuticals and cosmetics and as a base in the manufacture of candles and soaps.
a city in Montenegro: former capital. noun a town in Montenegro, in the SW: former capital of Montenegro (until 1945); palace and fortified monastery, residences of Montenegrin prince-bishops. Pop: 15 137 (2003 est)
noun a variant spelling of Chetnik
variant of cet- before a consonant: cetology.