noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French estourgeoun, of Germanic origin; akin to Old English styria sturgeon Date: 13th century any of a family (Acipenseridae) of usually large elongate anadromous or freshwater bony fishes which are widely distributed in the north temperate zone and whose roe is made into caviar

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  • Sturgeon — (engl.: Stör) steht für: Sturgeon Lake, mehrere Seen in Nordamerika Sturgeon Klasse, atomgetriebene Jagd U Boote der United States Navy SS N 20 Sturgeon, NATO Codename für eine russischen Interkontinentalrakete Codename einer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Sturgeon — Lugar designado por el censo de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Sturgeon — Sturgeon, MO U.S. city in Missouri Population (2000): 944 Housing Units (2000): 407 Land area (2000): 0.631496 sq. miles (1.635567 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.631496 sq. miles (1.635567 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • sturgeon — c.1300, from Anglo Fr. sturgeon, from O.Fr. esturjon, from a Gmc. source (Cf. O.H.G. sturio sturgeon, O.E. styria), from P.Gmc. *sturjon ; cognate with Lith. ersketras, Rus. osetr sturgeon. Of obscure origin, perhaps from a lost pre IE northern… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Sturgeon — Stur geon, n. [F. esturgeon, LL. sturio, sturgio, OHG. sturjo, G. st[ o]r; akin to AS. styria, styriga.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of large cartilaginous ganoid fishes belonging to {Acipenser} and allied genera of the family… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sturgeon — [stʉr′jən] n. pl. sturgeons or sturgeon [ME sturgiun < OFr esturjon < Frank * sturjo, akin to OE styria, Ger stör] any of a family (Acipenseridae, order Acipenseriformes) of large, edible, primitive bony fishes having rows of spiny plates… …   English World dictionary

  • Sturgeon — (spr. Stordsch n), See im Territorium der Hudsonsbai Compagnie (Britisches Nordamerika) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • sturgeon — ► NOUN ▪ a very large fish with bony plates on the body, found in seas and rivers and commercially important for its caviar and flesh. ORIGIN Old French …   English terms dictionary

  • Sturgeon — Taxobox name = Sturgeon image width = 250px image caption = Atlantic sturgeon ( Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus ) regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Acipenseriformes familia = Acipenseridae subdivision ranks =… …   Wikipedia

  • Sturgeon — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sturgeon est le nom de famille de Daniel Sturgeon (1789 – 1878), physicien, banquier et homme politique américain (voir (en) Daniel Sturgeon Nicola… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sturgeon — /sterr jeuhn/, n., pl. (esp. collectively) sturgeon, (esp. 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 …   Universalium

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