Theodore (Hamilton),1918–85, U.S. science-fiction writer.
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British Dictionary definitions for theodore sturgeon
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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Word Origin and History for theodore sturgeon
c.1300, from Anglo-French sturgeon, Old French esturjon, from a Germanic source (cf. Old High German sturio "sturgeon," Old English styria), from Proto-Germanic *sturjon-; cognate with Lithuanian ersketras, Russian osetr "sturgeon." Of obscure origin, perhaps from a lost pre-Indo-Eeuropean tongue of northern Europe, or from the root of stir. Medieval Latin sturio, Italian storione, Spanish esturion are Germanic loan-words.
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