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white whale

noun
1.
beluga (def 2).
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90
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  • The beluga, or white whale, is one of the smallest species of whale.
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white whale

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