sturgeon

noun
stur·​geon | \ ˈstər-jən \

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

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The river is accessible below the dam, where anglers can tangle with sturgeon, catfish and more bass. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Fishing is hitting its summer stride across southern Idaho," 8 June 2018 Why: Expanded opportunities to chase Chinook salmon, sturgeon and more. Jordan Rodriguez, idahostatesman, "Hit the road for your next fishing adventure. You might catch something new. | Idaho Statesman," 7 Mar. 2018 Remove the baking sheet from the oven; top each nacho with a jalapeno slice and a small dab of sturgeon caviar. Stephanie Wu, Town & Country, "The Fanciest Nachos You'll Ever Eat," 1 Feb. 2014 But the real beauties are some of the more inventive dishes, like the Spanish octopus with marcona almond romesco and Basque pepper, or the neptune johnnycake smeared with honey butter, Boston smoked bluefish, and sturgeon caviar. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, "18 Best Restaurants in Boston," 16 July 2018 And the migrants’ interest was agriculture, not muscling a netted sturgeon out of a whirlpool. Mark Barna, Discover Magazine, "When Farmers and Foragers First Met," 24 Oct. 2018 His menu ranges from classic Polish dishes like toothsome potato pierogies, smoked sturgeon served with a zingy citrus chutney, butter-poached cod, and smoked kielbasa, to more typically French Canadian dishes prepared with his inimitable twist. Isa Tousignant, Condé Nast Traveler, "3 Best Day Trips From Montreal," 17 Aug. 2018 Paddlefish are one-of-a-kind, in the same family as sturgeon. New York Times, "Hooking the Dinosaur of Fish," 26 May 2018 But sturgeon are classified as threatened in Michigan. John Carlisle, Detroit Free Press, "How a party in Up North woods is helping Michigan sturgeon survive," 26 May 2018

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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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sturgeon

noun

English Language Learners Definition of sturgeon

: a type of large fish that is eaten as food

sturgeon

noun
stur·​geon | \ ˈstər-jən \

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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