1. An anadromous sturgeon (Acipenser stellatus) of the basins of the Caspian and Black Seas, having a long, narrow snout and valued for its roe.
2. Caviar made from the roe of this fish, having small, gray grains.
[Russian sevryuga, from alteration (influenced by -uga, augmentative suffix) of a Turkic word such as Tatar söyrök and Kumyk (Turkic language of Dagestan and Chechnya) süyrik, sevruga, both from Old Turkic *sivrüg, pointed, sharpened (the sevruga being so called in reference to its snout); compare Turkish sivri, pointed.]
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