Sterlet meaning

stûrlĭt
A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) native to rivers flowing into the Black and Caspian Seas, having roe that is used for caviar.
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A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) found in the Caspian Sea and used as food and as a source of caviar.
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A smaller, common Eurasian sturgeon, of the species Acipenser ruthenus.
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Origin of sterlet

  • Russian sterlyad' from Old Russian sterlyagi of Germanic origin

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

  • From Russian стерлядь (sterljadʹ).

    From Wiktionary