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be•lu•ga



Pronunciation: (bu-lOO'gu), [key]
n.
1. Also called hausen. a white sturgeon, Huso huso, of the Black and Caspian seas, valued as a source of caviar and isinglass.
2. Also called white whale. a cetacean, Delphinapterus leucas, of northern seas, that has a rounded head and is white when adult.

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