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

Word History

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of branzino was in 1879

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“Branzino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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