ciop·​pi·​no chə-ˈpē-(ˌ)nō How to pronounce cioppino (audio)
: 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 Couples can treat themselves with everything from blushing seafood cioppino to chargrilled filet topped with blue cheese. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, 30 Jan. 2024 Mussel toast—a thick wedge of bread spread with aioli and piled high with shelled molluscs and doused in a tomato-tinged sauce—is effectively a bowl of cioppino (there’s the Bay Area, again) minus the broth. Helen Rosner, The New Yorker, 26 Nov. 2023 Other standouts are the curry mussels with enoki mushrooms and condensed coconut milk broth and the cioppino linguine with housemade pasta and seafood in a delicate saffron broth. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, 26 Oct. 2023 For a modern twist on Italian classics, Caffe Boa is a must-visit, renowned for its artisanal and organic offerings—think innovative takes like Sicilian-style cioppino and street corn infused with Calabrian chile. By sunset, Sunset Magazine, 10 Oct. 2023 Big hunks of overcooked fish marred a take on cioppino with saffron rouille; the dish looks to have already rotated off the menu. Bill Addison, Los Angeles Times, 6 Jan. 2022 Thanks to the return of indoor dining, Tadich Grill’s classic cioppino, steaks and oysters will be back Nov. 9. Janelle Bitker,, 21 Oct. 2020 Then there’s the cioppino question. Los Angeles Times, 19 Mar. 2021 Serve with the cioppino., 16 Sep. 2020

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Word History


modification of Italian dialect (Liguria) ciuppin

First Known Use

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cioppino was in 1908

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Cite this Entry

“Cioppino.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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