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  • n. roe of the salmon, red caviar


From Russian икра (ikrá) "caviar", "roe" (Wiktionary)


  • The first word of the revelation to Muhammad the Prophet is the word "ikra."

    CNN Transcript Sep 14, 2008

  • In tropical Goa, it was a Russian Christmas on Wednesday night, as tourists from the country kept their date with salted salmon, ikra (fish eggs) and chilled vodka.

    The Times of India

  • In Russia Shrove Tuesday is called Maslenitsa [Масленица-Butter Maiden] and it involves bliny [блины-pancakes], covered in smetana [сметана-sour cream] with ikra [икра-caviar] on top washed down with vodka [водка-little water].

    Before The Fast


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