Beluga

Definition of Beluga

Be`lu´ga   Pronunciation: bė`lū´gå
n.1.(Zool.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins.
2.the sturgeon (Huso huso) native to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea; - also called hausen. It is valued for its roe, sold as caviar, and is also used for production of isinglass. See also sturgeon.
3.the caviar obtained from the beluga{2}; - also called beluga caviar. The caviar of the beluga is considered the finest sort, larger and of a taste superior to that obtained from other sturgeon. See also sturgeon and caviar.

Related Words

Acipenser, Acipenser huso, beluga caviar, genus Acipenser, hausen, sturgeon, white sturgeon
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