ce·​vi·​che sə-ˈvē-(ˌ)chā How to pronounce ceviche (audio)
variants or seviche
: 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 The food menu includes small seafood dishes like ceviche and poke. Carlos Rico, San Diego Union-Tribune, 20 Feb. 2024 Tip: Be sure to book a table at Sea Corner for its toes-in-the-sand tacos and ceviches. Meagan Drillinger, Travel + Leisure, 18 Feb. 2024 Whereas some crudos and ceviches can be overly acidic, this one is beautifully balanced and filled with flavor. Todd Plummer, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Feb. 2024 Expect breakfast tacos to go with your mimosa and ceviche and burgers at lunchtime. Connie Ogle, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 Curls of fluke are arranged as if for a bouquet, with melon, cucumber and whatever’s delicious and in season; the clear broth of the ceviche stings, pleasantly so, with serrano. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, 24 Jan. 2024 The spiky fish was prepared as a ceviche, tossed with coconut milk, citrus, and microgreens — a delicious way to do my part for the environment. Carley Thornell, Travel + Leisure, 19 Jan. 2024 The ceviches and most other seafood dishes that week were on par with better luxury cruise lines, and bravo to an executive chef confident enough to allow guests to play Frankenstein with menu items; adding grilled chicken breast and breaded eggplant to the pasta arrabbiata was a winner. David Dickstein, Hartford Courant, 14 Jan. 2024 Led by the amiable South African chef Rudolf van der Westhuizen, the kitchen team draws on local ingredients to design a new menu every night, which included, during my visit, chicken ramen, beef curry, and Himalayan trout ceviche. Chris Schalkx, Travel + Leisure, 4 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History


American Spanish

First Known Use

1939, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ceviche was in 1939

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“Ceviche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceviche. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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