Sturgeon

Definition of Sturgeon

Stur´geon
n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of large cartilaginous ganoid fishes belonging to Acipenser and allied genera of the family Acipenseridæ. They run up rivers to spawn, and are common on the coasts and in the large rivers and lakes of North America, Europe, and Asia. Caviar is prepared from the roe, and isinglass from the air bladder.
Shovel-nosed sturgeon
d - (Zool.) See Shovelnose (d).

Related Words

Acipenser huso, Acipenser transmontanus, Acipenseridae, beluga, family Acipenseridae, ganoid, ganoid fish, hausen, Pacific sturgeon, Sacramento sturgeon, white sturgeon
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