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be·lu·ga

 (bə-lo͞o′gə)
n.
1. A small toothed whale (Delphinapterus leucas) chiefly of the Arctic Ocean, having a bulbous forehead and a white body when full-grown. Also called white whale.
2.
a. A large white anadromous sturgeon (Huso huso) of the Black and Caspian Seas, valued for its roe. Also called beluga sturgeon, whitefish.
b. Caviar made from the roe of this fish, having large grayish grains.

[Russian belukha, white whale, and beluga, sturgeon : belyĭ, white; see bhel- in Indo-European roots + -uga, -ukha, augmentative suff.]

beluga

(bɪˈluːɡə)
n
1. (Animals) a large white sturgeon, Acipenser (or Huso) huso, of the Black and Caspian Seas: a source of caviar and isinglass. Also called: hausen
2. (Animals) another name for white whale
[C18: from Russian byeluga, from byely white]

be•lu•ga

(bəˈlu 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.
2. Also called white whale. a small white toothed whale, Delphinapterus leucas, of northern seas, having a rounded head and upward-curving mouth.
[1585–95; < Russian]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.beluga - valuable source of caviar and isinglassbeluga - valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas
sturgeon - large primitive fishes valued for their flesh and roe; widely distributed in the North Temperate Zone
Acipenser, genus Acipenser - type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons
beluga caviar - roe of beluga sturgeon usually from Russia; highly valued
2.beluga - small northern whale that is white when adultbeluga - small northern whale that is white when adult
dolphin - any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises
Translations
BelugastörWeißwal
beluugavalgevaal
kitasampimaitovalas
belougabélougabéluga
belugafehér delfinviza
beloega
hus
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