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A large marine mammal; now becoming rare. It was hunted for its oil and meat and was important in manufacturing margarine.

During the Second World War, whale meat was an addition to the British diet, but was never popular.

Train oil is the name given to the oil of the Greenland whale, but is mainly used for non-food purposes.

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