sturgeon

noun
stur·​geon | \ ˈstər-jən How to pronounce sturgeon (audio) \

Definition of sturgeon

: any of a family (Acipenseridae) of usually large elongate anadromous or freshwater bony fishes which are widely distributed in the north temperate zone and whose roe is made into caviar

Examples of sturgeon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The sea lamprey grows to about 16-18 inches on average in the Great Lakes and prefers lake trout but will feed on a variety of fish, including sturgeon, perch, walleye and bass. Peter Krouse, cleveland, 7 July 2022 The aquarium boasts catfish, sturgeon, rays and river otters, among many other animals. Fox News, 29 June 2022 Schiller said the sturgeon exhibited a range of behaviors. Paul A. Smith, Journal Sentinel, 9 July 2022 Freshwater fish are defined as those that spend their entire lives in freshwater, as opposed to giant marine species such as bluefin tuna and marlin, or fish that migrate between fresh and saltwater like the huge beluga sturgeon. Jerry Harmer, Anchorage Daily News, 22 June 2022 Freshwater fish are defined as those that spend their entire lives in freshwater, as opposed to giant marine species such as bluefin tuna and marlin, or fish that migrate between fresh and saltwater like the huge beluga sturgeon. Jerry Harmer, ajc, 20 June 2022 The shovelnose sturgeon were caught out of season in 2018 and 2019 using illegally sized mesh nets along the Ohio River on the Kentucky-Illinois border, according to U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett’s office in the Western District of Kentucky. chicagotribune.com, 14 Apr. 2022 On retention days, all sturgeon fishing must end at 2 p.m. Bill Monroe, oregonlive, 30 Mar. 2022 Fishermen cut out the roe from the sturgeon and often tossed the fish back in the water to die. Chloe Sorvino, Forbes, 20 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sturgeon

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sturgeon

Middle English, from Anglo-French estourgeoun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English styria sturgeon

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31 Jul 2022

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“Sturgeon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sturgeon. Accessed 10 Aug. 2022.

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sturgeon

noun
stur·​geon | \ ˈstər-jən How to pronounce sturgeon (audio) \

Kids Definition of sturgeon

: a large fish that has tough skin and rows of bony plates and is often used for food

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