co·​bia ˈkō-bē-ə How to pronounce cobia (audio)
: a large bony fish (Rachycentron canadum of the family Rachycentridae) of warm seas that is a food and sport fish

Examples of cobia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Look for rabbit with pancetta, pan- roasted foie gras, shrimp brulee, cobia with West Indian pumpkin or sweetbreads. Miami Herald Archives, Miami Herald, 8 Feb. 2024 The charter boat Two Conchs out of Marathon reported his clients have been bending their fishing rods with catch and release African pompano, big goliath groupers and a few nice cobias. Alan Sherman, Miami Herald, 30 Jan. 2024 The 2-inch models are bass and walleye killers, while the jumbo 9-inch model is a slayer of cow striped bass, cobia, and trophy snook. Joe Cermele, Field & Stream, 4 Jan. 2024 In the video that was shared to Instagram on July 24, a bull shark attacks a fishing boat while the anglers onboard fish for cobia. Dac Collins, Outdoor Life, 25 July 2023 These included cobia and lane snapper from the Gulf of Mexico; red snapper, red grouper and snowy grouper from the South Atlantic; chinook salmon, coho salmon and pacific sardine from the Pacific; and the blue king crab and snow crab from the North Pacific. Emilie Le Beau Lucchesi, Discover Magazine, 8 Nov. 2022 January means hunting Coues deer in Mexico; February, the piglike javelina in Arizona; March, Osceola turkeys and cobia fishing in Florida; April, wild turkeys in Mexico, Wisconsin and Michigan; May, black bears back in Montana. New York Times, 2 Feb. 2022 In fact, many cobia were caught right at boatside after following their hooked schoolmate to the boat. Frank Sargeant, al, 14 Nov. 2021 Local fishing reports indicate that the cobia, dolphin, kingfish, tuna and wahoo are biting. Emmett Hall,, 6 Aug. 2020 See More

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cobia was circa 1873

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“Cobia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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