a small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) found in the Caspian Sea and used as food and as a source of caviar
Origin of sterletRussian styerlyad'
A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) native to rivers flowing into the Black and Caspian Seas, having roe that is used for caviar.
Origin of sterletRussian sterlyad', from Old Russian sterlyagi, of Germanic origin.
- A smaller, common Eurasian sturgeon, of the species Acipenser ruthenus.
From Russian стерлядь (sterljadʹ).