sterlet definition by Webster's New World
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a small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) found in the Caspian Sea and used as food and as a source of caviar
Origin: Russian styerlyad'
sterlet definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) of the Black and Caspian seas, used as a source of caviar.
Origin: Russian sterlyad', from Old Russian sterlyagi, of Germanic origin.