co·bia | \ˈkō-bē-ə \

Definition of cobia 

: a large bony fish (Rachycentron canadum of the family Rachycentridae) of warm seas that is a food and sport fish

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James Carabillo won the cobia class with a 19-pound, 3-ounce fish. Mark Blythe,, "Get Down boat hauls in 81-pound wahoo to top CFOA tourney," 23 June 2018 Off the beaches, Spanish mackerel will turn on as soon as winds drop and water clears, and cobia are also in the area around markers and other structure. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 20 Apr. 2018 Spanish mackerel and a few cobia and kings are hanging around the Gulf Piers and off the beaches--water temperature is in the upper 60's and the water is clear; Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 12 Apr. 2018 Spanish are showing around bait schools in the open sound as well as along the beaches, and some cobia are also starting to move along the beaches; Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 6 Apr. 2018 Saltwater fishing for tarpon, cobia, redfish and sea trout is also available in the spring and summer. Smithsonian, "Discover Palmetto Bluff’s great outdoors," 1 Apr. 2018 Schoolers by the dozens are taking live shrimp under popping corks, Abruscato reports, and some Spanish mackerel are mixed in, with more Spanish, kings and cobia due off the beaches. Frank Sargeant,, "Friday Fishing Report," 30 Mar. 2018 The pogies are getting ready to migrate too, and the cobia gorge on them to get ready to shoot back east. Ben Raines,, "Giant cobia and tiny sardines, Alabama's massive fish migration," 1 Nov. 2017 An even more astonishing cobia fillet, at once meaty and delicate, bathes in a mild, gently sweet sauce scented by curry leaf and stained by tumeric that's offset by crunchy bitter-melon chips— Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Proxi takes diners around the world in 32 dishes," 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of cobia

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cobia

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