osetra

noun
oset·​ra | \ (ˌ)ō-ˈse-trə How to pronounce osetra (audio) \
variants: or less commonly ossetra

Definition of osetra

: 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

Examples of osetra in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to Ilya Panchernikov the managing director of Caviar Russe—a high-end Madison Avenue restaurant which specializes in caviar—the three species of sturgeon which made caviar famous were beluga, osetra and sevruga. Rachel Cormack, Robb Report, 20 July 2021 Sneed had no qualms with the other courses for the evening’s meal, including a quail egg buried in buttery brioche and topped with an intemperate amount of osetra caviar, and a silky corn soup studded with fresh lobster and lobster quenelles. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 19 Aug. 2019 The house caviar, osetra from California white sturgeon, is salt-cured and aged for three months. Gemma Zoe Price, WSJ, 19 July 2018 The house caviar, osetra from California white sturgeon, is salt-cured and aged for three months. Gemma Zoe Price, WSJ, 19 July 2018 For now the delivery is available only on Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. (presumably that gives you plenty of time to fetch the French champagne and Russian vodka before your osetra-eating guests arrive). Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, 2 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of osetra

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osetra

modification of Russian osëtr sturgeon

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“Osetra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osetra. Accessed 27 Sep. 2021.

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