corbina

noun
cor·​bi·​na | \ kȯr-ˈbē-nə How to pronounce corbina (audio) \

Definition of corbina

: a coastal marine croaker (Menticirrhus undulatus) favored by surf casters along the California coast

Examples of corbina in a Sentence

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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First Known Use of corbina

1901, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corbina

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

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The first known use of corbina was in 1901

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“Corbina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corbina. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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