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 ?
He had no time to change his mind, for Kotick's head was out and his teeth sunk in the blubber of the young seal's neck.
Kadlu, Kotuko, Amoraq, and the boy-baby who kicked about in Amoraq's fur hood and chewed pieces of blubber all day, were as happy together as any family in the world.
Then into the hollow goes the whalebone, so, tightly coiled, and another piece of blubber is fitted over the whale-bone.