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white whale

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noun
  1. beluga(def 2).
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Origin of white whale

First recorded in 1680–90
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British Dictionary definitions for white whale

white whale

noun
  1. a small white toothed whale, Delphinapterus leucas, of northern waters: family MonodontidaeAlso called: beluga
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