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osetra

noun oset·ra \(ˌ)ō-ˈse-trə\

Definition of osetra

  1. :  a golden or brownish caviar from a sturgeon (as Acipenser gueldenstaedtii of the Caspian Sea) with roe somewhat smaller than the beluga and having a usually nutty flavor; also :  the fish — compare sevruga



Variants of osetra

also

ossetra

\(ˌ)ō-ˈse-trə\

Origin and Etymology of osetra

modification of Russian osëtr sturgeon


First Known Use: 1955


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