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 For a party of two, impress your date with restaurant-quality guacamole (the secret ingredient is optional—but highly recommended) or a citrus-y ceviche (pictured) with just enough heat. Sara Bosworth, WSJ, 11 Feb. 2022 Another high point at Gotham was the scallop ceviche in a leche de tigre made from fresh corn. New York Times, 5 Apr. 2022 One bite of the vegan ceviche at San Francisco restaurant West of Pecos is an eerie experience. Janelle Bitker, San Francisco Chronicle, 31 Mar. 2022 During his time there guests enjoyed a beach bonfire with a live ceviche demonstration, a beach party featuring dishes like oxtail dumplings and vegan mushroom roti rolls, and a Sunday brunch serving chicken and waffles. Rana Good, Forbes, 12 Apr. 2022 Try a rum punch and local fish ceviche, studded with giant popcorn kernels. Mark Ellwood, Robb Report, 3 Apr. 2022 Salmon ceviche spotlighted Johnson’s skill with South American leche de tigre, its bracing citric acidity tempered by sweet potato puree and the salmon’s lush neutrality. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 31 Mar. 2022 The stress starts to eat away at everyone, leading to a bowl of ceviche getting put down in the wrong spot. Christian Holub, EW.com, 14 Feb. 2022 Peruvian dishes include ceviche, fried rice with shrimp, lomo saltado, skewered beef hearts, papas rellenas and many other items. Susan Dunne, courant.com, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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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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26 Jun 2022

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“Ceviche.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ceviche. Accessed 3 Jul. 2022.

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