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

Examples of sea bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Species, like black sea bass, are already heading towards cooler water. CBS News, "World Oceans Day: New study finds deep ocean waters warming at a faster pace," 8 June 2020 Ivan Thierry, 62, a local fisherman who catches sea bass around the wrecks that still litter the seabed nearby, was holding an American flag in tribute even before dawn. Raf Casert, Anchorage Daily News, "The loneliest of D-Day remembrances is hit by pandemic," 6 June 2020 Ivan Thierry, 62, a local fisherman who catches sea bass around the wrecks that still litter the seabed nearby, was holding an American flag in tribute even before dawn. Time, "'Because of the Virus, Nobody Can Be Here.' Few Attend D-Day Remembrances, 76 Years After the Epic World War II Battle," 6 June 2020 Nestled in emerald banquettes, characters chattered over a feast of Cornish hen, sea bass, and shaking beef. Vogue, "Interview Magazine Celebrated 50 Years and a New Book With a Cocktail-Soaked Downtown Dinner," 30 Oct. 2019 In addition to firm, meaty halibut, Cauchon recommends making this recipe with sea bass, snapper or cod. Lauren Salkeld, NBC News, "7 sheet pan suppers to try this week," 9 Apr. 2019 According to a photo shared by an attendee on Instagram, the menu included sea bass, roasted local squash and sirloin steak, as well as name cards handmade by the bride. Kimi Robinson, azcentral, "Frankie and Paige Muniz are officially married. Here's how they celebrated," 28 Feb. 2020 The menu will include a la carte options of Hmong sausage, sea bass, smoked Hmong barbecue and purple sticky rice, available until sold out. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Creator of Hmong pop-up meals serves the lessons of life, from refugee camp to restaurant," 17 Feb. 2020 But first, nearly 200 baby sea bass left the San Pedro tanks where they were raised, bound for a submarine canyon rich with their favorite dish, tiny shrimp. Arlene Martinez, USA TODAY, "In California: A $2 billion homelessness ask, coronavirus spreads and a waterless plant," 6 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of sea bass

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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24 Jun 2020

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“Sea bass.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sea%20bass. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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