beluga

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See also: Beluga and béluga

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From the Russian белу́га (belúga) (in turn бе́лый (bélyj, white)). In modern standard Russian белу́га (belúga) means the fish only (the "European sturgeon") and белу́ха (belúxa) a "white whale".

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beluga (plural belugas)

  1. A cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas, found in the Arctic Ocean.
  2. A fish, Huso huso, found in the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea, that is a source of caviar

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beluga f (plural belugas)

  1. beluga (cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas)