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noun, plural (especially collectively) sturgeon (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) sturgeons.
any of various large fishes of the family Acipenseridae, inhabiting fresh and salt North Temperate waters, valued for their flesh and as a source of caviar and isinglass: A. brevirostrum, of the Atlantic coast, is endangered.
Theodore (Hamilton) 1918–85, U.S. science-fiction writer.
any primitive bony fish of the family Acipenseridae, of temperate waters of the N hemisphere, having an elongated snout and rows of spines along the body: valued as a source of caviar and isinglass


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