sturgeon

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noun stur·geon \ˈstər-jən\

Definition of sturgeon

  1. :  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

Origin and Etymology of sturgeon

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


First Known Use: 13th century


STURGEON Defined for English Language Learners

sturgeon

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noun stur·geon \ˈstər-jən\

Definition of sturgeon for English Language Learners

  • : a type of large fish that is eaten as food


STURGEON Defined for Kids

sturgeon

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noun stur·geon \ˈstər-jən\

Definition of sturgeon for Students

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


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