cor·​vi·​na kȯr-ˈvē-nə How to pronounce corvina (audio)
: any of several marine bony fishes (genus Cynoscion of the family Sciaenidae) of the Pacific coast of North America

Examples of corvina in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The lightweight and unbelievably smooth-operating Saragosa is a top choice for the best saltwater spinning reel for everything from fluke and sea bass to corvina and halibut to redfish and sea trout, even school tuna and trophy tarpon—essentially most species around the world. Jerry Audet, Field & Stream, 19 July 2023 The Cucapá still push wooden boats into the estuary to fish for corvina. Ian Jamesstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 31 Jan. 2023 Second, many rosati are made from indigenous Italian grapes few people have heard of, like Bombino nero and corvina, so each glass is a lesson in viticulture and history. Adam H. Graham, Condé Nast Traveler, 30 Sep. 2021 There is also a raw bar serving oysters and stone crabs for market price as well as a corvina ceviche with fresh cut yucca and taro chips for $14. Rod Stafford Hagwood,, 30 Oct. 2020 My whole life, my mom told me that the secret to good ceviche is Panamanian corvina. Patricia Azze, Bon Appétit, 5 Aug. 2020 There is also an everything ceviche, into which Mr. Caballero will toss the whole fish market: clams, mussels, octopus, squid, shrimp and corvina. Pete Wells, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2020 Valpolicella and Amarone are made from the same set of grapes, primarily corvina, along with rondinella and corvinone in subordinate roles. Eric Asimov, New York Times, 12 Mar. 2020 There is corvina ceviche made with the sweet-fleshed white fish preferred by Peruvians, and there is shrimp ceviche. Pete Wells, New York Times, 18 Feb. 2020 See More

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Word History


borrowed from American Spanish — more at corbina

First Known Use

1787, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of corvina was in 1787

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“Corvina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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