Definition of Sterlet

1. n. A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) found in the Caspian Sea and its rivers, and highly esteemed for its flavor. The finest caviare is made from its roe.



Definition of Sterlet

1. Noun. A common Eurasian species of sturgeon (''Acipenser ruthenus''), one of the smaller species. ¹

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Definition of Sterlet

1. a small sturgeon [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sterlet

sterilising
sterilities
sterility
sterilizable
sterilizated
sterilization
sterilizations
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sterilized
sterilizer
sterilizers
sterilizes
sterilizing
sterino
sterinos
sterlet (current term)
sterlets
sterling
sterling(a)
sterling area
sterling bloc
sterling silver
sterlinghillite
sterlingly
sterlingness
sterlingnesses
sterlings
stern
stern chaser
stern chasers

Literary usage of Sterlet

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1809)
"Production of the neighbouring Country.—Quadrupeds.—Birds.—Fifo,— Description of the sterlet ... sterlet ..."

2. Annual Record of Science and Industry for 1871-78 by Spencer Fullerton Baird (1875)
"sterlet FROM ST. PETERSBURG AT THE BRIGHTON AQUARIUM. ... The sterlet is a small species of sturgeon, very much prized in Russia, where it is considered ..."

3. Excursions in the Interior of Russia: Including Sketches of the Character by Robert Bremner (1839)
"Expensive fish—The sterlet—Foreign wines—Russian wines of the Don, the Crimea, &c. ... To begin with their favourite fish, the sterlet ..."

4. Through Russia: From St. Petersburg to Astrakhan and the Crimea by Maria Guthrie, Katharine Blanche Guthrie (1874)
"... Paper Money —Arrival at Nijni—Bridge of Boats over the Volga— Ladies alone in a Foreign Land—The sterlet—The Volga—Fair of Nijni-Novgorod—Assemblage at ..."

5. Travels in Siberia by S. S. Hill (1854)
"sterlet. — Change in the Face of the Country. — A Tempest. — Effects on the Crew. — Great Change in the Temperature of the Air. — Character of the Climate. ..."

6. Library of Universal Knowledge: A Reprint of the Last (1880) Edinburgh and (1880)
"sterlet. Bee STURGEON. STERLING, an epithet generally applied to the money of the United Kingdom. The original standard of money was weight, ..."

7. The Romance of the World's Fisheries: Interesting Descriptions of the Many by Sidney Harry Wright (1908)
"Tucking "—Taking the fish ashore—The factory—The sturgeon—Russian sturgeon and sterlet fishing—Isinglass and caviare. CORNWALL and the pilchard are as ..."

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