Definition of white whale in English:

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white whale

noun

Another term for beluga (sense 1).
Example sentences
  • Today two-thirds of Alaska's human population, some 400,000 people, share the Cook Inlet watershed - an area roughly the size of Virginia - with the resident white whales.
  • Polar scientists have recruited an unlikely pair to aid their exploration of freezing Arctic waters: two wild white whales.
  • The beluga or white whale is a medium-sized odontocete, widely distributed throughout Arctic waters.

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