Definitions for belugabəˈlu gə

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

be•lu•gabəˈlu gə(n.)(pl.)-gas, (esp. collectively) -ga.

  1. a large white sturgeon, Huso huso, of the Black and Caspian seas, valued esp. as a source of caviar.

    Category: Ichthyology

  2. Category: Mammals

    Ref: Also called white whale.

Origin of beluga:

1585–95; < Russ

Princeton's WordNet

  1. beluga, hausen, white sturgeon, Acipenser huso(noun)

    valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas

  2. white whale, beluga, Delphinapterus leucas(noun)

    small northern whale that is white when adult

Wiktionary

  1. beluga(Noun)

    A cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas, found in the Arctic Ocean.

  2. beluga(Noun)

    A fish, Huso huso, found in the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, that is a source of caviar

  3. Origin: From the word белуга (in turn белый). In modern standard Russian белуга means the fish only (the "European sturgeon") and белуха a "white whale".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Beluga(noun)

    a cetacean allied to the dolphins

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