sterlet

noun
ster·​let | \ ˈstərlə̇t\
plural -s

Definition of sterlet

: a small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) found especially in the Caspian sea and its rivers and highly esteemed for its flavor and its caviar

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History and Etymology for sterlet

Russian sterlyad', of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sturio sturgeon

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