corbina

noun

cor·​bi·​na kȯr-ˈbē-nə How to pronounce corbina (audio)
: a coastal marine croaker (Menticirrhus undulatus) favored by surf casters along the California coast

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Ocean fishing turns up perch, corbina, croaker, cabezon, shovel-nose guitar fish and sand shark — and on full moons in summer — bare-handed hunting for California grunion, which spawn on sandy SoCal beaches (fishing permit required). Roy M. Wallack, latimes.com, 26 June 2019

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Word History

Etymology

borrowed from American Spanish corbina, corvina "any of various Pacific marine fishes of the family Sciaenidae," going back to Spanish, "the marine fish Argyrosomus regius," noun derivative from feminine of corvino "of a raven," going back to Latin corvīnus — more at corvine

First Known Use

1901, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corbina was in 1901

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Cite this Entry

“Corbina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corbina. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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