a small sturgeon, Acipenser ruthenus, of the Black and Caspian seas, valued as a source of caviar.
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How to use sterlet in a sentence
A favourite fish among the higher classes is the sterlet, a sort of sturgeon; soup is made of it, but it is very expensive.Fred Markham in Russia | W. H. G. Kingston
At supper they served sterlet, chicken rissoles, and stewed fruit; the wines were expensive French wines.The Lady With The Dog and Other Stories | Anton Chekhov
There can be no doubt that the sturgeon or sterlet is meant by this term, for Platina calls the eggs of the fish “caviare.”Cooking and Dining in Imperial Rome | Apicius
Does not this animal fulfil in the egg of the sterlet, the same office as the histriobdella in the egg of the lobster?Animal Parasites and Messmates | P. J. Van Beneden
Polypodium hydriforme Ussow is a fresh-water form parasitic on the eggs of the sterlet.
British Dictionary definitions for sterlet
a small sturgeon, Acipenser ruthenus, of seas and rivers in N Asia and E Europe: used as a food fish and a source of caviar
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