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BELUGA

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does beluga mean? 

BELUGA (noun)
  The noun BELUGA has 2 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: BELUGA used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BELUGA (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Acipenser huso; beluga; hausen; white sturgeon

Hypernyms ("beluga" is a kind of...):

sturgeon (large primitive fishes valued for their flesh and roe; widely distributed in the North Temperate Zone)

Meronyms (parts of "beluga"):

beluga caviar (roe of beluga sturgeon usually from Russia; highly valued)

Holonyms ("beluga" is a member of...):

Acipenser; genus Acipenser (type genus of the Acipenseridae: sturgeons)


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Meaning:

Small northern whale that is white when adult

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Delphinapterus leucas; white whale; beluga

Hypernyms ("beluga" is a kind of...):

dolphin (any of various small toothed whales with a beaklike snout; larger than porpoises)

Holonyms ("beluga" is a member of...):

Delphinapterus; genus Delphinapterus (white whale)


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