noun stur·geon \ˈstər-jən\

: a type of large fish that is eaten as food

Full Definition of STURGEON

:  any of a family (Acipenseridae) of usually large elongate anadromous or freshwater bony fishes which are widely distributed in the north temperate zone and whose roe is made into caviar

Origin of STURGEON

Middle English, from Anglo-French estourgeoun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English styria sturgeon
First Known Use: 13th century

Rhymes with STURGEON

STURGEON Defined for Kids


noun stur·geon \ˈstər-jən\

Definition of STURGEON for Kids

:  a large fish that has tough skin and rows of bony plates and is often used for food
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