Definition of Beluga

1. Noun. Valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and Caspian seas.

Exact synonyms: Acipenser Huso, Hausen, White Sturgeon
Generic synonyms: Sturgeon
Group relationships: Acipenser, Genus Acipenser
Terms within: Beluga Caviar



2. Noun. Small northern whale that is white when adult.
Exact synonyms: Delphinapterus Leucas, White Whale
Generic synonyms: Dolphin
Group relationships: Delphinapterus, Genus Delphinapterus

Definition of Beluga

1. n. A cetacean allied to the dolphins.

Definition of Beluga

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of beluga) ¹

2. Noun. A cetacean, ''Delphinapterus leucas'', found in the Arctic Ocean. ¹

3. Noun. A fish, ''Huso huso'', found in the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, that is a source of caviar ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Beluga

1. a white sturgeon [n -S]

Medical Definition of Beluga

1. A cetacean allied to the dolphins. 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. Origin: Russ. Bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. White fish, fr. Bieluii white. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Beluga

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Literary usage of Beluga

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Journal of Anatomy and Physiology by Anatomical Society of Great Britain and Ireland (1896)
"THIS beluga was found alive in the salmon-fishing nets at Dun- beath, Caithness, on 26th April 1884, and by the active kindness of my pupil, Mr Adam Mackay, ..."

2. Orr's Circle of the Sciences: A Series of Treatires on the Principles of by Richard Owen, Wm S Orr, John Radford Young, Alexander Jardine, Robert Gordon Latham, Edward Smith, William Sweetland Dallas (1855)
"It ascends the great rivers which empty Г:;. M.—beluga ... is regarded as the most delicate species of the genus ; but the flesh of the beluga and of the ..."

3. The Natural History of the Ordinary Cetacea Or Whales, with Memoir of Lacépède by Franco Mannino, Giuseppe La Licata (1861)
"... by not having, as it has, a prolonged snout, like a flattened beak. THE beluga, OR WHITE WHALE. PLATE XV. beluga, Bon—beluga Borealis, ..."

4. The Canadian Record of Science by Natural History Society of Montreal (1896)
"LYCOPODIUM CAROLINIANUM, L.—Cap-aL'Aigle. LYCOPODIUM COMPLANATUM, var. CHAM^CYPARISSUS.— Cap-aL'Aigle. NOTE ON A SPECIMEN OF beluga CATODON, . ..."

5. Alaska and Its Resources by William Healey Dall (1897)
"Seal and beluga in the river. — Arrival at St. Michael's. EARLY in the morning of the 26th of May we helped our companion, Mr. Dyer, to pack his baggage ..."

6. The Polar World: A Popular Description of Man and Nature in the Arctic and by Georg Hartwig (1869)
"The beluga, or White Dolphin.—The Black Dolphin.—His wholesale Massacre on the Faeroe Islands.—The Ore, or Grampus.—The Seals.—The Walrus.—Its acute Smell. ..."

7. The Polar and Tropical Worlds: A Description of Man and Nature in the Polar by Georg Hartwig (1872)
"The beluga, or White Dolphin.—The Black Dolphin.—His wholesale Massacre on the Faeroe Island-.—Vhe Ore, or Grampus.—The Seals.—The Walrus.—Its acute Smell. ..."

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