Chilean sea bass

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Definition of Chilean sea bass

: patagonian toothfish also : antarctic toothfish In the early 1990s, the mysterious Chilean sea bass, the market name for two little-studied species of Patagonian toothfish and Antarctic toothfish, became the darling of both chefs and diners for its unctuous flesh, which was almost impossible to overcook. — Caroline Bates

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1984, in the meaning defined above

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“Chilean sea bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Chilean%20sea%20bass. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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