Origin of beluga
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Break out the smoked salmon and beluga (post heat, of course).
Like the Beluga, Hyperoodon rostratum gets lighter in colour with advancing years.The Cambridge Natural History, Vol X., Mammalia|Frank Evers Beddard
The spirits connected with the deer, the seal, the salmon, and the beluga are regarded by all with special veneration.The Works of Hubert Howe Bancroft, Volume 3|Hubert Howe Bancroft
It was useful for casting stones into the ocean to frighten and drive the beluga into the nets set for that purpose.
Its chief food is the seal and beluga, while its sly disposition enables it also to capture the water birds.
It has been noted that they are found in isolated pockets within that range and are not, like the beluga, widely distributed.Whales, Dolphins, and Porpoises of the Western North Atlantic|Stephen Leatherwood
British Dictionary definitions for beluga
Word Origin for beluga
Word Origin and History for beluga
1590s, from Russian beluga, literally "great white," from belo- "white" (from PIE *bhel-o-, from root *bhel- (1) "to shine, flash, burn;" see bleach (v.)) + augmentative suffix -uga. Originally the great sturgeon, found in the Caspian and Black seas; later (1817) also the small white whale (Delphinapterus leucas) found in northern seas.