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Meaning of BELUGA

Pronunciation:  bu'loogu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  small northern whale that is white when adult
  2. [n]  valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas

BELUGA is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: Acipenser huso, Delphinapterus leucas, hausen, white sturgeon, white whale
 See Also: Acipenser, beluga caviar, Delphinapterus, dolphin, genus Acipenser, genus Delphinapterus, sturgeon



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Be*lu"ga\ (b[-e]*l[=u]"g[.a]), n. [Russ. bieluga a sort
of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, fr. bieluii white.]
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.