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Date: 1600-1700
Origin: blubber 'bubble, foam' (14-19 centuries), probably from the sound of bubbling; perhaps because the inside parts of fish, whales, etc. seem to bubble when they are cut open

blubber

2 noun
     
blubber2 [uncountable]
HBA the fat of sea animals, especially whales

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