beluga caviar
Beluga Be*lu"ga (b[-e]*l[=u]"g[.a]), n. [Russ. bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, fr. bieluii white. The whale is now commonly called bieluka in Russian.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. [1913 Webster]

2. the sturgeon ({Huso huso}) native to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea; -- also called {hausen}. It is valued for its roe, sold as {caviar}, and is also used for production of isinglass. See also {sturgeon}. [PJC]

3. the caviar obtained from the beluga[2]; -- also called {beluga caviar}. The caviar of the beluga is considered the finest sort, larger and of a taste superior to that obtained from other sturgeon. See also {sturgeon} and {caviar}. [PJC]


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  • Beluga caviar — is caviar consisting of the roe (or eggs) of the Beluga sturgeon found primarily in the Caspian Sea. It can also be found in the Black Sea basin and occasionally in the Adriatic Sea. Beluga caviar is the most expensive type of caviar, with… …   Wikipedia

  • Béluga (caviar) — Caviar « Tartar huître caviar » du chef 2 étoiles au Guide Michelin Hélène Darroze Le caviar (du persan خاگآور (Khāgāvar), en russe : чёрная икра (tchernaya ikra) est un alimen …   Wikipédia en Français

  • beluga caviar — noun roe of beluga sturgeon usually from Russia; highly valued • Hypernyms: ↑caviar, ↑caviare • Part Holonyms: ↑beluga, ↑hausen, ↑white sturgeon, ↑Acipenser huso …   Useful english dictionary

  • beluga caviar — appetizer made from the eggs of the white sturgeon (type of fish) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Caviar — is the processed, salted roe of certain species of fish, most notably the sturgeon ( black caviar ) and the salmon ( red caviar ). It is commercially marketed worldwide as a delicacy and is eaten as a garnish or a spread; for example, with hors d …   Wikipedia

  • Beluga — Be*lu ga (b[ e]*l[=u] g[.a]), n. [Russ. bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, fr. bieluii white. The whale is now commonly called bieluka in Russian.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caviar — Beluga Be*lu ga (b[ e]*l[=u] g[.a]), n. [Russ. bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, fr. bieluii white. The whale is now commonly called bieluka in Russian.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • caviar — [ kavjar ] n. m. • 1553; cavyaire 1432; it. caviale, turc havyar 1 ♦ Œufs d esturgeon préparés, salés, constituant un hors d œuvre estimé et très coûteux (variétés : sévruga, osciètre, bélouga). « Du caviar, du caviar ! Et pas du pressé, pas du… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • beluga — [bə lo͞o′gə] n. pl. beluga or belugas [< Russ < byelyj, white (Russ byeluga, the sturgeon & byelukha, the whale) < IE base * bhel , to gleam: see BLACK] 1. a large, white sturgeon (Huso huso) of the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea 2. a… …   English World dictionary

  • caviar — CAVIÁR, s.n. Icre negre preparate prin sărare. [pr.: vi ar] – Din fr. caviar. Trimis de valeriu, 03.03.2003. Sursa: DEX 98  CAVIÁR s. v. icre negre. Trimis de siveco, 05.08.2004. Sursa: Sinonime  caviár s. n. (sil. vi ar) …   Dicționar Român

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