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Definition of "sturgeon" [stur•geon]

  • Any of various large ganoid freshwater and marine fishes of the family Acipenseridae of the Northern Hemisphere, having edible flesh and valued as a source of caviar and isinglass. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "sturgeon" in a sentence
  • "Yes | No | Report from STANDnTREE wrote 21 weeks 4 days ago that sturgeon is at least 500 lbs"
  • "Why anyone would want to catch a sturgeon is beyond me."
  • "Dating to the Jurassic period and prized for its immense size and spectacular aerial fighting ability, the white sturgeon is known as the poor man's marlin."