osetra
also ossetra noun Etymology: modification of Russian osëtr sturgeon Date: 1955 a golden or brownish caviar from a sturgeon (as Acipenser gueldenstaedtii of the Caspian Sea) with roe somewhat smaller than the beluga and having a usually nutty flavor; also the fish — compare sevruga

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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