bran·​zi·​no | \ brän-ˈzē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce branzino (audio) \
plural branzinos

Definition of branzino

: the mild-flavored flesh of a European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) We had grilled branzino (sea bass) from the Adriatic, served with crisp spinach leaves instead of salad.— Joseph Wechsberg, Gourmet, September 1973 also : the fish Striped bass and branzino are two fish that can be either wild or farmed. — Erica Marcus, Newsday (Melville, New York), 21 Aug. 2008

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First Known Use of branzino

1879, in the meaning defined above

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“Branzino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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