co·​bia | \ ˈkō-bē-ə How to pronounce cobia (audio) \

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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His cobia clocked in at 79-pounds, 6.4 ounces, and measured 56.5 inches. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Delaware fisherman sets state record with 79-pound cobia, officials confirm," 13 Sep. 2018 An angler in Delaware has officially set a new state record after reeling in a colossal cobia earlier this week. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Delaware fisherman sets state record with 79-pound cobia, officials confirm," 13 Sep. 2018 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

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First Known Use of cobia

circa 1873, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cobia

origin unknown

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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