ceviche

noun
ce·vi·che | \sə-ˈvē-(ˌ)chā, -chē\
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Definition of ceviche 

: a dish made of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice often with oil, onions, peppers, and seasonings and sometimes served as a snack or appetizer

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Los Sinaloenses Marisqueria is a bargain ceviche and tostada joint. Mosha Lundström Halbert, Vogue, "The Latina Cool Girl’s Guide to Mexico City," 4 June 2018 Raw ceviche shrimp stored about lettuce and peppers. Robert Gundran, azcentral, "Restaurant with no sneeze guard on salsa bar among this week's violations," 11 July 2018 The chef, Zivko Radojcic, also turns out tapas like falafel and ceviche. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Bergdorf’s Revitalizes Its Lower-Level Cafe," 5 June 2018 Gabriel Rico works with Goyita, the factory’s housekeeper, to make an experimental ceviche with mango and Mexican gherkins that look like miniature watermelons. Julia Sherman, Vogue, "Ceramics, Chilaquiles, and Micheladas: An Artist’s Guide to Guadalajara," 10 May 2018 Público delivers all the same warmth and flavor as Randolfi's, but with a Mexican and South American-inspired menu (think ceviche and pork belly tacos). Rachel Kashdan, ELLE Decor, "The Best Things To Do In St. Louis During The Holidays This Year," 21 Nov. 2016 Fresh Florida shrimp shine in ceviche brightened with orange. Craig Laban, Philly.com, "Orlando's best dining thrills are outside the parks," 22 June 2018 Start with the sparkling, fresh ceviche, move onto beef-tongue tacos and roasted ribs, and finish, ideally, with a piece of tres leches drizzled with goat’s milk caramel. New York Times, "Things to Do in NYC This Weekend: MoMA PS1 and Quad Cinema," 28 June 2018 The classic cold dishes include yellowtail sashimi with jalapeno, tiradito, red snapper sashimi with dry miso and yuzu, bluefin toro tartare, lobster ceviche on butter lettuce, and lobster and shiitake salad with spicy lemon dressing. Greg Morago, Houston Chronicle, "First look: Nobu Houston," 30 May 2018

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First Known Use of ceviche

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ceviche

American Spanish

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