Definición de beluga en inglés:

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Pronunciación: /bəˈluːɡə/

sustantivo (plural igual or belugas)

1A small white toothed whale related to the narwhal, living in herds mainly in Arctic coastal waters. Also called white whale.
  • Delphinapterus leucas, family Monodontidae
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Dolphins and porpoises are examples of odontocetes, as are belugas, narwhals, killer whales, sperm whales, and beaked whales.
  • The Antarctic lacks small resident toothed whales like the beluga and the narwhal of the Arctic.
  • In addition to killing over 200 fin and minke whales, Greenlandic hunters also kill a large, but unknown, number of small whales each year, including belugas, narwhals, pilot whales and orcas.
2A very large sturgeon occurring in the inland seas and associated rivers of central Eurasia.
  • Huso huso, family Acipenseridae
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Weary fishermen stand waist deep in chilly water and strain every muscle, fighting to subdue the gigantic beluga, great white sturgeon, which they have netted in the muddy Ural river.
  • Most beluga sturgeon were historically found in the Caspian Sea.
  • Then in October 2004 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service listed the beluga sturgeon as endangered.
2.1 (also beluga caviar) [mass noun] Caviar obtained from the beluga sturgeon.
Oraciones de ejemplo
  • Female beluga sturgeon are considered the world's most valuable commercially harvested fish because they supply beluga caviar, one of the most highly prized delicacies in the world.
  • Female beluga can produce 12% of their body weight in caviar and beluga caviar can demand $200 / kg.
  • You whisk the eggs strenuously with a lot of milk and you put the result in a very hot, buttered frying pan and in a minute or less you plonk them on some toast, preferably with some beluga caviar.


Late 16th century (in sense 2): from Russian belukha (sense 1), beluga (sense 2), both from belyĭ 'white'.

Palabras que riman con beluga

cougar, Kaluga, Kruger, Luger
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