cabrilla

noun
ca·bril·la | \ kə-ˈbrē-ə , -ˈbri-lə \

Definition of cabrilla 

: any of various sea basses (especially of the genera Epinephelus and Paralabrax) of the Mediterranean, the California coast, and the warmer parts of the western Atlantic

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White Fish With Tomatoes and Basil This recipe was developed originally for cabrilla, a member of the grouper family, but works equally well for halibut, white sea bass or any other white-fleshed fish. Nicole Sours Larson, sandiegouniontribune.com, "White fish & vegetables," 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of cabrilla

circa 1839, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cabrilla

Spanish, diminutive of cabra goat, from Latin capra she-goat, feminine of caper he-goat — more at capriole

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