Beluga

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Beluga

(Science: zoology) a cetacean allied to the dolphins.

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.

Origin: Russ. Bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. White fish, fr. Bieluii white.

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