cor·​vi·​na | \ kȯr-ˈvē-nə How to pronounce corvina (audio) \

Definition of corvina

: 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 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,, "Remember Jimbo’s Sandbar in Hollywood? Now it’s Tiki Tiki.," 30 Oct. 2020 My whole life, my mom told me that the secret to good ceviche is Panamanian corvina. Patricia Azze, Bon Appétit, "My Mom Was Wrong About the Secret to Ceviche," 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, "Life at Caleta 111 Revolves Around Limes and Tiger’s Milk," 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, "When Thin and Bitter Are Welcome Wine Words," 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, "Life at Caleta 111 Revolves Around Limes and Tiger’s Milk," 18 Feb. 2020 The cooking — sweet corvina kissed with lemon butter, bucatini tossed with pancetta and a kicky tomato sauce — is devoted to good ingredients, simply handled. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Il Pizzico gives diners what they want: simple, good cooking," 10 Oct. 2019 The basic ceviches feature corvina from Panama, which tends to be a little chewier. Michael Mayo,, "Review: Dr. Limon in Hallandale Beach is Peruvian cure for summertime blues," 26 June 2019 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

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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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“Corvina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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