ce·​vi·​che | \ sə-ˈvē-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce ceviche (audio) , -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

Examples of ceviche in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In addition to the mimosa and Bloody Mary bars, there will be stations with huevos rancheros, tacos al pastor, tamales ceviche, omelettes, waffles as well as a raw bar and a guacamole bar. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "It’s not too early to make a restaurant reservation for Mother’s Day," 12 Apr. 2021 One pastry-chef-in-training takes charge of the starters and makes the ceviche. Patrick Scott Peter Kujawinski Elaine Sciolino Tacey Rychter Sui-lee Wee Charu Suri, New York Times, "A Year Without Travel," 7 Mar. 2021 At the resort's seaside seafood restaurant, the chalkboard menu for premium items, including octopus and crab legs, had twice as many items as the regular menu, which feature tacos and ceviche. Dawn Gilbertson, USA TODAY, "Craving Cancun surf and sun? Here's what COVID has and hasn't changed about the Mexico vacation mecca," 21 Mar. 2021 The new ceviche also debuts on the showstopping Grand Plateau ($155), an elaborate seafood tower topped with one dozen east and west coast oysters, Maine lobster and Gulf shrimp. Amber Love Bond, Forbes, "New York-Based COTE Brings Its Fiery Fun Korean Steakhouse Concept To Miami," 26 Feb. 2021 Maybe his local grocery store ran out of ceviche ingredients? Charlotte Walsh, Vulture, "Ted Cruz Can Run to Cancún, But He Can’t Hide From These Memes," 18 Feb. 2021 Chef Alejandro Castillon's Lake-and-Lyndale taqueria (701 W. Lake St., Mpls.) is moving in October to a new location in Minneapolis' Tangletown neighborhood, switching to more casual counter service and adding a ceviche and raw bar. Hannah Sayle, Star Tribune, "Restaurant roll call 2020: last year's closings — and several openings — in the Twin Cities," 19 Jan. 2021 The Venezuela ceviche bar La Casa de Pedro draws a multicultural crowd and so can the Lawn on D and special events at the Institute of Contemporary Art. BostonGlobe.com, "A brand new Boston, even whiter than the old," 11 Dec. 2017 Admission, which begins at $500-$700 for a table for two and climbs to $800-$1000 for four, includes a three-course repast with selections including Gulf fish ceviche, Wagyu beef cheeks and satsuma pie. Doug Maccash, NOLA.com, "Playing it safe on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day with smaller events across New Orleans," 29 Dec. 2020

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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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15 Apr 2021

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“Ceviche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceviche. Accessed 21 Apr. 2021.

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