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Beluga definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BELU'GA, n. A fish of the cetaceous order, and genus Delphinus, fRomans 12 to 18 feet in length. The tail is divided into two lobes, lying horizontally, and there is no dorsal fin. In swimming, this fish bends its tail under its body like a lobster, and thrusts itself along with the rapidity of an arrow. This fish is found in the arctic seas and rivers, and is caught for its oil and its skin.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas [syn: beluga, hausen, white sturgeon, Acipenser huso]
2: small northern whale that is white when adult [syn: white whale, beluga, Delphinapterus leucas]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Russian, from bely? white; akin to Greek phalios having a white spot more at bald Date: 1772 1. a large white sturgeon (Huso huso syn. Acipenser huso) of the Black Sea, Caspian Sea, and their tributaries; also caviar processed from beluga roe compare osetra, sevruga 2. [Russian belukha, from bely?] a toothed whale (Delphinapterus leucas) of arctic and subarctic waters having a fusiform body that is about 10 to 15 feet (3.0 to 5.0 meters) long and white when mature called also white whale

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a a large kind of sturgeon, Huso huso. b caviare obtained from it. 2 a white whale. Etymology: Russ. beluga f. belyi white

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

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.




 


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