Patagonian toothfish


: a large, long-lived, deep-sea toothfish (Dissostichus eleginoides) that occurs in cold waters of the southern Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans and is caught commercially for food

called also Chilean sea bass

compare antarctic toothfish

Examples of Patagonian toothfish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chilean sea bass, now often found on high-end menus, is actually the fish formerly known as Patagonian toothfish. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 15 Mar. 2023 Not a bass at all, but a rebrand of something called a Patagonian toothfish. Azure Gilman, Fortune, 10 Feb. 2023 His menu is full of rare delights—Aburi king salmon from New Zealand, Tasmanian Washu ribeye, Patagonian toothfish—and a sake list with nearly 100 hard-to-procure varieties, including Wakuda’s private label sake. David Hochman, Forbes, 11 Oct. 2022 Sustainable seafood advocates have expressed concerns about Chilean seabass, also known as Patagonian toothfish, because the species is considered overfarmed and caught with methods that endanger other wildlife in Chile. Louisa Chu,, 7 May 2021 Run by the company Sanford, the sister boat had spent months at sea catching Patagonian toothfish, which are often sold in the U.S. as Chilean sea bass. Nick Perry, Star Tribune, 3 Aug. 2020 In the Antarctic and subantarctic waters preferred by males, the Patagonian toothfish fisheries that dominate the area have implemented regulations to limit the problem, such as fishing only at night when fewer birds are in flight. Tara Santora, Scientific American, 2 June 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1988, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Patagonian toothfish was in 1988

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“Patagonian toothfish.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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