What does beluga mean?

beluga meaning in General Dictionary

A cetacean allied on dolphins

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  • valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Ebony and Caspian seas
  • little north whale that is white when adult
  • A cetacean allied into the dolphins.

beluga meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1590s, from Russian beluga, actually "great white," from belo- "white" (from PIE *bhel-o-, from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn;" see bleach (v.)) + augmentative suffix -uga. Originally the truly amazing sturgeon, found in the Caspian and Black seas; later on (1817) in addition the small white whale (Delphinapterus leucas) present north seas.


beluga - German to English

white whale [Delphinapterus leucas]

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  • beluga (caviar)

beluga meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) A cetacean allied into the dolphins.


Sentence Examples with the word beluga

The narwhal and the beluga have a very similar distribution, though the latter occasionally ranges farther south.

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