black cod


: a large gray to blackish bony fish (Anoplopoma fimbria of the family Anoplomatidae) of the Pacific coast that is an important food fish and has a liver rich in vitamins

called also sablefish

Examples of black cod in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Black Cod Straight From the Harvesters Image Pacific sablefish, also called black cod, is all pleasure with very little risk. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, 12 Feb. 2024 The offering included salmon tartare, yellowtail, a trio of nigiri, sashimi salad, and seared black cod. Vulture, 7 Jan. 2024 Halibut from northern Europe, Patagonian salmon from South America, black cod from Alaska, scallops from Massachusetts, shrimp from Mexico and the Keys. The Indianapolis Star, 5 Jan. 2024 The restaurant, which has locations around the globe, is known for signature dishes like its miso black cod, yellowtail and jalapeno appetizer, and their take on spicy tuna with crispy rice. Sam Burros, Peoplemag, 13 Dec. 2023 Run by the James Beard Award-winning Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, this Vail Village icon offers a lengthy sushi menu and beloved Nobu specialties like miso black cod. Stacey Leasca, Travel + Leisure, 22 Nov. 2023 Guests might spend their days dining in Umi Uma by Nobu Matsuhisa, indulging in the famous black cod marinated in Saikyo miso with baby peach and young ginger, or in the main dining room Waterside restaurant with a sophisticated menu of both classic and contemporary dishes. Scott Laird, Condé Nast Traveler, 8 Sep. 2023 Due to its high fat content and mild flavor, black cod is ideal when smoked. Julia Dowling Rutland, Southern Living, 12 July 2023 At that summer pop-up, Fausto put his years of training to work on a small menu of Mexican seafood, including ceviches, tuna tostadas and the black cod flautas that ended up on my list of 10 favorite dishes from 2022. Mrussell, oregonlive, 13 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1870, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black cod was in 1870

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“Black cod.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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