oset·​ra | \ (ˌ)ō-ˈse-trə \
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

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The house caviar, osetra from California white sturgeon, is salt-cured and aged for three months. Gemma Zoe Price, WSJ, "The Fish Industry Is Plagued by Poor Quality and Fraud. One Chef Is Working to Combat It," 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, "Houston gourmands can now get caviar and truffles through UberEATS," 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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