sea bass

noun

Definition of sea bass

1 : any of numerous marine bony fishes (family Serranidae) that are usually smaller and more active than the groupers especially : a food and sport fish (Centropristis striata) of the Atlantic coast of the U.S.
2 : any of numerous croakers or drums including noted sport and food fishes

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The $29 sea bass moistened with a sauce including yellow mustard seeds is also very good, if not the same eye candy. Tom Sietsema, Washington Post, "Commonwealth Indian is dressed to thrill in Rockville," 26 June 2019 For example, lobster in southern New England is migrating out, while black sea bass and Jonah crab have become more abundant. Ysabelle Kempe, BostonGlobe.com, "Helping New England fishing communities adapt," 25 June 2019 For this service, the restaurant offers two types of paella: Valenciana (a mixture of meat, beans and seafood) or mariscos (with mussels, clams, shrimp, sea bass and scallops). Josie Sexton, The Know, "A Denver Spanish restaurant will cook paella at your home this summer," 24 June 2019 As the crowd delved into a dinner of prime rib, black sea bass, and paccheri genovese, other guests chimed in about the hotel's family aspect. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "The Standard Hotel Hosts a Dinner With New York’s Coolest Kids," 14 May 2019 Orders of sea bass were often replaced by giant perch, Alaskan halibut by Greenland turbot, and Florida snapper by lavender jobfish, to name a few. National Geographic, "What is seafood fraud? Dangerous—and running rampant, report finds," 7 Mar. 2019 At a recent chef’s dinner at Rebar, Mereday served roasted sea bass laid over tiny black lentils and silky parsnip puree in a pool of intense duck broth reduction. Liz Biro, Indianapolis Star, "This new Italian restaurant in Indianapolis rises above spaghetti and meatballs," 17 June 2019 Dine in style over a 5-course meal, which includes specialties like cauliflower brioche, roasted sea bass, and pear sorbet. Adrienne Jordan, National Geographic, "7 sky-high dining experiences around the world," 25 Apr. 2019 For instance, schools of black sea bass change their behavior when disturbed by underwater vehicles, and certain microbes react to the magnetic signatures of submarines. Allie Wilkinson, Scientific American, "Military Tries Out Fish as Underwater Spies," 29 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of sea bass

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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