from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. 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.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any marine or freshwater fish of the family Acipenseridae that are famed for their roe.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any one of numerous species of large cartilaginous ganoid fishes belonging to Acipenser and allied genera of the family Acipenseridæ. They run up rivers to spawn, and are common on the coasts and in the large rivers and lakes of North America, Europe, and Asia. Caviar is prepared from the roe, and isinglass from the air bladder.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A chondroganoid fish of the order Chondrostei and family Acipenseridæ (see the technical names).
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. large primitive fishes valued for their flesh and roe; widely distributed in the North Temperate Zone
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.
Others are humorous ( "theodore sturgeon is alive and well for about $5").
La Prairie's caviar is extracted from the roe of Baerii sturgeon, which is grown on aqua-farms in France.
It's making me eel, and I may have to call a sturgeon to check me out.
The most common example of the ganoid fish is the sturgeon, which is heavily clad with a bony armor.
"You were right this evening: the sturgeon was a bit too strong!"
Of the fish called the sturgeon, we have more than can be consumed by all our company; but one cannot endure the flavor day after day, and therefore is it that we use it for food only when we cannot get any other.
The sturgeon is another more or less migratory fish, originally (like the salmon) of freshwater habits, but now partially marine, which ascends its parent stream for spawning during the summer season.