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 best seller is the truffle tuna bite, with ahi tuna topped with sturgeon caviar, harissa yogurt and avocado puree.
During the crisis, the National Marine Fisheries Service urged state dam operators to ramp down the releases more gradually to protect Chinook salmon, sturgeon, steelhead and other fish.
And selenium from a combination of sources, including oil refineries, sewage treatment plants, agricultural runoff and natural geologic formations, is turning up in Sacramento splittail, white sturgeon, and diving ducks.
Prices range from $1 for a raspberry oat bar dessert to $19 for sturgeon with red cabbage and wheat berries.
In the Columbia River, the annual limit is two sturgeon for everyone in both states regardless of where or when caught.
Washington requires anglers to record sturgeon catches, but will issue a free-fishing weekend document at no charge.
Sturgeon is pushing for another independence vote after Britain completes its Brexit deal.
Anglers are reminded that fishery dates, times, slot limits, daily limits and annual limits may be adjusted over the next decade to ensure a sustainable population of sturgeon is maintained in Lake Roosevelt.
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Origin and Etymology of sturgeon
Middle English, from Anglo-French estourgeoun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English styria sturgeon
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
STURGEON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sturgeon for English Language Learners
: a type of large fish that is eaten as food
STURGEON Defined for Kids
Definition of sturgeon for Students
: a large fish that has tough skin and rows of bony plates and is often used for food
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