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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Guests enjoyed a curated dinner, with charcuterie and halibut ceviche by chefs Marie Sadron and Aimee Hunter. Julia Russo, Vogue, "An Evening Under the Stars: We the Women Collective Hosts a Variety Show at the Venice Beach House," 18 Sep. 2018 Just across the Rhône, at Les Apothicaires, the midday menu might include fermented black rice and ceviche with plums and almonds. Jay Cheshes, WSJ, "The Most Innovative Chefs in Lyon, France’s Gastronomic Capital," 24 July 2018 Traditional Mexican Celebrations and Week Long Feasts Fill this year’s holiday feast with classic Mexican dishes like ceviche, pozole, tamales, or horchata on your Princess Cruises cruise to Mexico! Princess Cruises, Bon Appetit, "Set Sail for Adventure This Holiday Season," 2 July 2018 Hints of sesame and ginger peek through sweet-tart tuna ceviche with hibiscus aguachile and lime curd. New York Times, "A Buffalo, N.Y., Restaurant With Bona Fides From Acapulco, Quebec and Beyond," 28 Apr. 2018 In one video, candidates for a chief prosecutor position were asked how to prepare duck ceviche, a traditional Peruvian dish. Fox News, "Peru judicial chief resigns in latest scandal rocking Peru," 19 July 2018 Grand Central Market, in the Downtown area, is home to an array of popular food vendors including La Tostaderia, serving Mexican ceviche, and Sticky Rice, serving an array of Thai dishes. New York Times, "5 Tips for a Luxury Trip to Los Angeles on a Budget," 3 May 2018 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

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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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