white whale

white whale
small northern whale that is white when adult
Hypernyms: ↑dolphin
Member Holonyms: ↑Delphinapterus, ↑genus Delphinapterus

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: beluga 2

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beluga (def. 2).

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white whale noun
The beluga
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Main Entry:white

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white whale,
= beluga. (Cf.beluga)

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n. another term for beluga (sense 1)

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