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 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, "Jean-Louis Palladin was D.C.’s original celebrity chef. But his legacy is complicated.," 19 Aug. 2019 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 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

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'osetra.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of osetra

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for osetra

modification of Russian osëtr sturgeon

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about osetra

Time Traveler for osetra

Time Traveler

The first known use of osetra was in 1753

See more words from the same year

Statistics for osetra

Cite this Entry

“Osetra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/osetra. Accessed 26 Sep. 2020.

Comments on osetra

What made you want to look up osetra? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Challenging Vocabulary Quiz Returns!

  • stylized drawing of woman pole vaulting across gap to get trophy
  • Which is a synonym of fuliginous?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!