ciop·​pi·​no | \ chə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce cioppino (audio) \

Definition of cioppino

: a stew of fish and shellfish cooked usually with tomatoes, wine, spices, and herbs

Examples of cioppino in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So my recommendations include places where that’s not even a question, like Scoma’s, where the generously portioned and thick tomato cioppino ($43) is filled to the brim with local shellfish and ocean fish. Soleil Ho, San Francisco Chronicle, 29 Mar. 2021 Dine-in entrees include surf and turf, shrimp or scallop casserole, seafood classico, veal parmigiana, New York strip, stuffed eggplant, chicken marsala or cioppino. Susan Dunne,, 23 Mar. 2021 Items include East Coast dishes like clams casino, cioppino and Sunday gravy. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 3 Dec. 2020 Thanks to the return of indoor dining, Tadich Grill’s classic cioppino, steaks and oysters will be back Nov. 9 — and for the first time in its 171 years, the Financial District restaurant will take reservations. Chronicle Staff,, 23 Oct. 2020 And, Birdsall illuminatingly points out, San Francisco bar-and-grills had been high-low joints from the start, serving steaks and cioppino alike. Adam Gopnik, The New Yorker, 5 Oct. 2020 The spirit of cioppino is slap-dash; sailors used to construct it while away at sea from whatever their nets might snag on a morning cast. Bill St. John, The Denver Post, 15 Jan. 2020 Tadich Grill’s crisp white tablecloths, bubbling bowls of cioppino and cold martinis will have to wait. Janelle Bitker,, 30 July 2020 Paella for a photo shoot days later was properly yellow-tinged with saffron rice, but my version seemed awash with tomato sauce, almost like a cioppino-risotto collision. Michael Mayo,, 12 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of cioppino

1908, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cioppino

modification of Italian dialect (Liguria) ciuppin

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The first known use of cioppino was in 1908

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“Cioppino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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