Let's Compare Caviar and Fish-Roe


Caviar, according to the Food and Agriculture Organization, is a product made from salt-cured fish-eggs of the Acipenseridae family.

caviar n : salted roe of sturgeon or other large fish; usually served as an hors d'oeuvre [syn: {caviare}]

22 Moby Thesaurus words for "caviar": albumen, anguille, eel, egg, egg white, eggshell, fish, fish eggs, glair, kipper, kippered salmon, ovule, poisson, red herring, roe, seafood, smoked herring, spawn, vitellus, white, yellow, yolk

Caviar \Cav"i*ar\, Caviare \Ca*viare"\, n. [F. caviar, fr. It. caviale, fr. Turk. Hav[=i][=a]r.] The roes of the sturgeon, prepared and salted; -- used as a relish, esp. in Russia. [1913 Webster] Note: Caviare was considered a delicacy, by some, in Shakespeare's time, but was not relished by most. Hence Hamlet says of a certain play. ``'T was caviare to the general,'' i. e., above the taste of the common people. [1913 Webster]

Beluga \Be*lu"ga\ (b[-e]*l[=u]"g[.a]), n. [Russ. bieluga a sort of large sturgeon, prop. white fish, fr. bieluii white. The whale is now commonly called bieluka in Russian.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A cetacean allied to the dolphins. [1913 Webster] Note: The northern beluga ({Delphinapterus catodon}) is the {white whale} and {white fish} of the whalers. It grows to be from twelve to eighteen feet long. [1913 Webster] 2. the sturgeon ({Huso huso}) native to the Black Sea and Caspian Sea; -- also called {hausen}. It is valued for its roe, sold as {caviar}, and is also used for production of isinglass. See also {sturgeon}. [PJC] 3. the caviar obtained from the beluga[2]; -- also called {beluga caviar}. The caviar of the beluga is considered the finest sort, larger and of a taste superior to that obtained from other sturgeon. See also {sturgeon} and {caviar}. [PJC]

Hausen \Hau"sen\ (h[add]"s[e^]n), n. [G.] (Zo["o]l.) 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]


Roe or hard roe is the fully ripe internal egg masses in the ovaries, or the released external egg masses of fish and certain marine animals, such as shrimp, scallop and sea urchins.

Additional data for fish-roe may be on the way.

Data Sources:

  • caviar: WordNet (r) 2.0
  • caviar: Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0
  • caviar: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • caviar: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44
  • caviar: The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.44

Currently unrated

Your Comparisons - Caviar And Fish-Roe