Definition of sevruga in English:


Pronunciation /səˈvro͞oɡə/ /səˈvruɡə/


  • 1A migratory sturgeon found only in the basins of the Caspian and Black Seas, much fished for its caviar.

    Acipenser stellatus, family Acipenseridae

    ‘The fish he needs are the sturgeon - the beluga and the sevruga.’
    • ‘There is a budget version of the omelette - with only one ounce of the sevruga caviar it sets diners back just $100.’
    • ‘Only the eggs of the sevruga - much smaller, harder, greyer and cheaper - taste like fish (which, Mme Mittelbronn reassures us, makes them a wonderful accompaniment to vodka).’
    • ‘Three dark mounds sit on my plate, glistening moistly: a fat teaspoon each of beluga, osetra and sevruga caviar.’
    • ‘For penny pinchers, Norma's, the restaurant in Le Parker Meridien, offers an economy version of the frittata, a crustless quiche that contains 1 ounce of sevruga caviar.’
    1. 1.1Caviar obtained from the sevruga.
      • ‘a lovely tin of sevruga’


Late 16th century from Russian sevryuga.