Definition of white whale in English:

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noun

  • another term for beluga ( sense 1).
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    • In the final chapter of Moby Dick, Captain Ahab and his men take to rowboats in pursuit of the great white whale, wounded and slowed by the rain of harpoons from the Pequod.
    • The lengthy epic about one man's insane hunt for the great white whale had been a cornerstone of American literature for the past hundred years.
    • A rare great white whale has returned to Australian waters.

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