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 Then move on to a peppery ceviche or a seafood cocktail. Omar Mamoon, SFChronicle.com, "Is Tijuana Restaurant in Oakland the Best Old Restaurant in America?," 27 Dec. 2019 Chufy’s pals, including Olivia Palmero, Roopal Patel, and Sophie Auster, dined out on inventive dishes like Swiss chard and beef empanadas and sea trout ceviche paired with crispy wontons. Zachary Weiss, Vogue, "A Peruvian-Japanese Holiday Bash Ended with Karaoke at the SoHo Home of Sofia Sanchez de Betak," 13 Dec. 2019 This wine is great by itself, but ceviche and jamon come to mind as well. Washington Post, "Delicate, nuanced sherry that goes with just about anything — for only $10," 17 Jan. 2020 That leaves more room on the table for other festive Spanish-inflected holiday dishes like shrimp stew, oyster ceviche with Cara Cara oranges, saffron rice with golden raisins and red-wine sangria flecked with vanilla bean. Leilani Marie Labong, SFChronicle.com, "Bay Area chef welcomes pavo borracho, or drunken turkey, to Christmas table," 20 Dec. 2019 Reception-style dishes include wild mushroom and pecorino roulade, sea scallop ceviche with gooseberries, Pyramid goat cheese crisp with quince and hazelnut, and Kusshi oyster with Osetra caviar and yuzu gelee. Georgann Yara, azcentral, "New Year's Eve Dining: Here are 39 restaurants open on 12/31 in metro Phoenix," 20 Dec. 2019 Local halibut ceviche, with a fun, mild coconut twist, was just the kind of refreshing starter that a summer night calls for. San Diego Union-Tribune, "With Serea, does the Hotel Del once again have a restaurant worthy of the setting?," 29 Aug. 2019 Mumbai’s popular Bombay Canteen embodies these trends in such dishes such as kali mirch (black pepper) chicken taco and red snapper ceviche served with puffed black rice. Colleen Taylor Sen, chicagotribune.com, "A new wave of Indian restaurants, from street food to fine dining, is changing Chicago’s scene," 1 Oct. 2019 The Coco Veracruz ceviche replaces seafood with coconut pieces and the shrimp in the Betabel aguachile is marinated in beet-habanero juice. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Tale of two Mexican restaurants: Lola 55 is on fire; El Jardín rises from the ashes," 26 Sep. 2019

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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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“Ceviche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceviche. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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