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beluga


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Beluga  \Be*lu"ga\  (b[-e]*l[=u]"g[.a]),  n.  [Russ.  bieluga  a  sort 
  of  large  sturgeon,  prop.  white  fish,  fr  bieluii  white.] 
  (Zo["o]l.) 
  A  cetacean  allied  to  the  dolphins. 
 
  Note:  The  northern  beluga  ({Delphinapterus  catodon})  is  the 
  white  whale  and  white  fish  of  the  whalers.  It  grows  to 
  be  from  twelve  to  eighteen  feet  long. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  beluga 
  n  1:  valuable  source  of  caviar  and  isinglass;  found  in  Black  and 
  Caspian  seas  [syn:  {hausen},  {white  sturgeon},  {Acipenser 
  huso}] 
  2:  small  northern  whale  that  is  white  when  adult  [syn:  {white 
  whale},  {Delphinapterus  leucas}] 




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