Delphinapterus catodon
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 — 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

  • 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… …   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

  • hausen — 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

  • Huso huso — 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

  • white fish — 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

  • white whale — 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

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