Delphinapterus

noun
white whale
Hypernyms: ↑mammal genus
Member Holonyms: ↑Monodontidae, ↑family Monodontidae
Member Meronyms: ↑white whale, ↑beluga, ↑Delphinapterus leucas

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\\ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈnaptərəs\ noun
Usage: capitalized
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin delphinus dolphin + Greek apteros wingless — more at apterous
: the genus of cetaceans that consists solely of the beluga

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Delphinapterus — Béluga (baleine) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Béluga …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • delphinapterus — del·phi·nap·ter·us …   English syllables

  • Delphinapterus leucas — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Para el avión de carga, véase Airbus Beluga. ? Beluga …   Wikipedia Español

  • Delphinapterus leucas — Béluga (baleine) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Béluga …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Delphinapterus leucas — Beluga Beluga oder Weißwal Systematik Ordnung: Wale (Cetacea) Unterordnung …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Delphinapterus leucas — noun small northern whale that is white when adult • Syn: ↑white whale, ↑beluga • Hypernyms: ↑dolphin • Member Holonyms: ↑Delphinapterus, ↑genus Delphinapterus …   Useful english dictionary

  • Delphinapterus catodon — Beluga Be*lu ga (b[ e]*l[=u] g[.a]), n. [Russ. bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, fr. bieluii white. The whale is now commonly called bieluka in Russian.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins. [1913 Webster] Note: The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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