Definition of sevruga in English:

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Pronunciation: /sɛvˈruːɡə/


1A migratory sturgeon found only in the basins of the Caspian and Black Seas, much fished for its caviar.
  • Acipenser stellatus, family Acipenseridae.
Example sentences
  • The fish he needs are the sturgeon - the beluga and the sevruga.
  • There is a budget version of the omelette - with only one ounce of the sevruga caviar it sets diners back just $100.
  • Only the eggs of the sevruga - much smaller, harder, greyer and cheaper - taste like fish (which, Mme Mittelbronn reassures us, makes them a wonderful accompaniment to vodka).
1.1 [mass noun] Caviar obtained from the sevruga: a lovely tin of sevruga


Late 16th century: from Russian sevryuga.

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