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 Dictionary entry overview: What does white whale mean? 

  The noun WHITE WHALE has 1 sense:

1. small northern whale that is white when adult

  Familiarity information: WHITE WHALE used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Small northern whale that is white when adult

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Nouns denoting animals


Delphinapterus leucas; white whale; beluga

Hypernyms ("white whale" is a kind of...):

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

Holonyms ("white whale" is a member of...):

Delphinapterus; genus Delphinapterus (white whale)

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