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sturgeon

[ stur-juhn ]
/ ˈstɜr dʒən /
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noun, plural (especially collectively) stur·geon, (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) stur·geons.
any of various large fishes of the family Acipenseridae, inhabiting fresh and salt waters in the North Temperate Zone, valued for their flesh and as a source of caviar and isinglass: Acipenser brevirostrum(shortnose sturgeon ), of the Atlantic coast, is a vulnerable species.
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Origin of sturgeon

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English, from Anglo-French, Old French esturgeon, from Germanic; compare Old English styria, Old High German sturio (German Stör ), Old Norse styrja

Other definitions for sturgeon (2 of 2)

Sturgeon
[ stur-juhn ]
/ ˈstɜr dʒən /

noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sturgeon

sturgeon
/ (ˈstɜːdʒən) /

noun
any primitive bony fish of the family Acipenseridae, of temperate waters of the N hemisphere, having an elongated snout and rows of spines along the body: valued as a source of caviar and isinglass

Word Origin for sturgeon

C13: from Old French estourgeon, of Germanic origin; related to Old English styria, Old High German sturio
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