Sevruga

Sevruga is one of the highest priced varieties of caviar, eclipsed in cost only by the Beluga and Ossetra varieties. It is harvested from the Sevruga sturgeon ("Acipenser stellatus") native to the Caspian Sea, and may be distinguished from its more expensive cousins by the size of the eggs, which are generally smaller.


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  • sévruga — [ sevryga ] n. m. • mil. XXe; mot russe ♦ Caviar, l un des plus appréciés, fourni par l esturgeon de la variété sévruga. Le bélouga et le sévruga. sévruga [sevʀyga] adj. et n. m. ÉTYM. Mil. XXe; mot russe. ❖ ♦ Caviar fourni par l esturgeon de la… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sevruga — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sevruga est un nom, qui désigne : Sevruga (Acipenser stellatus), un esturgeon ; Sevruga, le caviar produit par cet esturgeon. Catégorie :… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sevruga — sev·ru·ga (sə vro͞oʹgə) n. 1. A sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) of the Caspian Sea, whose small gray roe is used for caviar. 2. Caviar made from the roe of the sevruga.   [Russian sevryuga, from Tatar söirök.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sevruga — noun Etymology: Russian sevryuga, a species of sturgeon Date: 1591 a light to dark gray caviar from a sturgeon (Acipenser sevru) of the Caspian Sea with roe that is smaller than that of osetra; also the fish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sevruga — noun a) A type of sturgeon, Acipenser stellatus. b) A famously expensive caviar made from its eggs …   Wiktionary

  • sevruga — [sɛv ru:gə] noun a migratory sturgeon found only in the basins of the Caspian and Black seas, fished for its caviar. [Acipenser stellatus.] Origin C16: from Russ. sevryuga …   English new terms dictionary

  • sevruga — sev·ru·ga …   English syllables

  • sevruga — seˈvrügə noun ( s) Etymology: Russian sevryuga a species of sturgeon : a light to dark gray caviar from a sturgeon of the genus Acipenser (A. sevru) that is found in the Caspian Sea and has very small roe ; also : the fish compare …   Useful english dictionary

  • sevruga (caviar) — [sev ro͞o′gə] n. caviar prepared from the small, grayish or black roe of a sturgeon chiefly from the Caspian Sea * * * …   Universalium

  • sevruga (caviar) — [sev ro͞o′gə] n. caviar prepared from the small, grayish or black roe of a sturgeon chiefly from the Caspian Sea …   English World dictionary

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