osetra

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noun oset·ra \(ˌ)ō-ˈse-trə\
variants: or less commonly

ossetra

Definition of osetra

  1. :  a golden or brownish caviar from a sturgeon (such 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

Origin and Etymology of osetra

modification of Russian osëtr sturgeon


First Known Use: 1753


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