blubber

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blubber

1. a thick insulating layer of fatty tissue below the skin of aquatic mammals such as the whale: used by man as a source of oil
2. Austral an informal name for jellyfish

blubber

[′bləb·ər]
(invertebrate zoology)
A large sea nettle or medusa.
(vertebrate zoology)
A thick insulating layer of fat beneath the skin of whales and other marine mammals.
References in classic literature ?
And she tried to shake hands with the little ruffian: but Uggug only blubbered louder, and wouldn't make friends.
ain’t bury—keep ‘em till masser Richard get back—got a grabe dug—” Here the feelings of the negro completely got the mastery, and, instead of making any intelligible explanation of the causes of his grief, he blubbered aloud.
Davy, for the first time in his life probably, could not eat, but blubbered shamelessly over his porridge.