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Definition of "beluga" [be•lu•ga]

  • See white whale. (noun)
  • A large white sturgeon (Huso huso) of the Black and Caspian seas, whose roe is processed into caviar. Also called beluga sturgeon, whitefish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beluga" in a sentence
  • "Miscount in beluga spells the extinction of caviar?"
  • "Continued fishing and trade in beluga caviar will only hasten the demise of the species, they say."
  • "Trade in beluga and the caviar they produce is governed by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species."