Acipenser

noun

Ac·​i·​pen·​ser
¦a-sə-¦pen(t)-sər
: a genus (the type of the family Acipenseridae) of ganoid fishes that includes most sturgeons
acipenserid
¦a-sə-¦pen(t)-sə-rəd
noun or adjective
acipenserine
¦a-sə-¦pen(t)-sə-ˌrīn
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, a fish (probably sturgeon)

First Known Use

1614, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acipenser was in 1614

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“Acipenser.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acipenser. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

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