corvina

noun
cor·vi·na | \kȯr-ˈvē-nə \

Definition of corvina 

: any of several marine bony fishes (genus Cynoscion of the family Sciaenidae) of the Pacific coast of North America

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Like many fish, male Gulf corvina emit a thrum of seductive calls to attract females during breeding periods. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Scientists Record the Thunderous Call of the Loudest Known Fish," 22 Dec. 2017 At harvest, the malbec base wine is vinified normally, but the corvina grapes are dried on bamboo mats. Marnie Old, Philly.com, "Great Wine Values: Masi Tupungato 'Passo Doble' Valle de Uco, Argentina," 11 Dec. 2017 But the Gulf corvina’s enthusiastic courtship ritual comes at a cost. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Scientists Record the Thunderous Call of the Loudest Known Fish," 22 Dec. 2017 The head of the fisheries council, Mario Aguilar, denied his agency hadn’t done enough, saying that no permits at all were issued for corvina this season. Mark Stevenson, The Seattle Times, "Activists blame Mexican government for near-loss of porpoise," 28 Aug. 2017 The head of the fisheries council, Mario Aguilar, denied his agency hadn’t done enough, saying that no permits at all were issued for corvina this season. Washington Post, "Activists blame Mexican government for near-loss of porpoise," 28 Aug. 2017 Ceviches are made with a choice of corvina or mixed seafood. Linda Bladholm, miamiherald, "Just what the doctor ordered at Dr. Limon Peruvian," 24 May 2017 Over the course of the campaign, the ships removed 233 illegal fishing gear, including 189 totoaba nets, 27 shrimp and corvina nets and 17 long lines. Sandra Dibble, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sea Shepherd Society offers tours of vessel in vaquita porpoise campaign," 26 June 2017

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First Known Use of corvina

1787, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for corvina

borrowed from American Spanish — more at corbina

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