Beluga meaning

bə-lo͝ogə
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A small toothed whale (Delphinapterus leucas) chiefly of the Arctic Ocean, having a bulbous forehead and a white body when full-grown.
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A large, white sturgeon (Huso huso) of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea.
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A large, white toothed whale (Delphinapterus leucas) of northern seas: it is in the same family (Monodontidae) as the narwhal.
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Caviar prepared from the eggs of the white sturgeon.
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A cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas, found in the Arctic Ocean.
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A fish, Huso huso, found in the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, that is a source of caviar.
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Alternative spelling of beluga.
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Origin of beluga

  • Russian belukha white whale, beluga sturgeon belyĭ white bhel-1 in Indo-European roots -uga, -ukha augmentative suff.

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From the Russian белуга (belúga) (in turn белый (bélyj, “white”)). In modern standard Russian белуга (belúga) means the fish only (the "European sturgeon") and белуха (belúxa) a "white whale".

    From Wiktionary