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4 definitions found
 for Acipenser huso
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hausen \Hau"sen\ (h[add]"s[e^]n), n. [G.] (Zool.)
     A large sturgeon ({Acipenser huso syn. Huso huso) from the
     region of the Black Sea; also called Beluga. It is
     sometimes twelve feet long, and provides the highest quality
     caviar.
     [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Huso \Hu"so\, n. [NL., fr. G. hausen, and E. isinglass.] (Zool.)
        (a) A large European sturgeon ({Huso huso or Acipenser
            huso), inhabiting the region of the Black and Caspian
            Seas. It sometimes attains a length of more than
            twelve feet, and a weight of two thousand pounds.
            Called also hausen and beluga. It is the source of
            the finest and most esteemed caviar.
        (b) The huchen, a large salmon.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Isinglass \I"sin*glass\, n. [Prob. corrupted fr. D. huizenblas
     (akin to G. hausenblase), lit., bladder of the huso, or large
     sturgeon; huizen sturgeon + blas bladder. Cf. Bladder,
     Blast a gust of wind.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A semitransparent, whitish, and very pure form of gelatin,
        chiefly prepared from the sounds or air bladders of
        various species of sturgeons (as the Acipenser huso)
        found in the rivers of Western Russia. It used for making
        jellies, as a clarifier, etc. Cheaper forms of gelatin are
        not unfrequently so called. Called also fish glue.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. (Min.) A popular name for mica, especially when in thin
        sheets.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Acipenser huso
      n 1: valuable source of caviar and isinglass; found in Black and
           Caspian seas [syn: beluga, hausen, white sturgeon,
           Acipenser huso]

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