Osetra Definition

Caviar made from the roe of either of two sturgeons, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii or A. persicus of the Caspian and Black Seas, having a yellowish or brownish color and a nutty flavor.
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Origin of Osetra

  • From Russian osëtr sturgeon (probably in its genitive form osetra) from Old Russian osetrŭ Old Prussian esketres

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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