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 Lobster Place in Manhattan supplies whole large black sea bass by special order and ships nationally. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018 Among the main courses are rotisserie chicken, pork chops and a burger, and also a whole black sea bass for two and a Florentine T-bone, also for two. Florence Fabricant, New York Times, "Leonelli Taberna Opens in NoMad," 19 June 2018 Cannes restaurant Lenôtre served a seasonal take on traditional French fare; an appetizer of lobster with pea velouté, sea bass with honeyed tomatoes and arugula, and a dessert buffet. Tamara Abraham, Harper's BAZAAR, "This Wedding Is Part Royal Wedding and Part French Riviera Fairytale," 23 July 2018 By the third take, a makeshift covering was erected, but I was already covered in sweat and yearning to escape into the cool water my poor sea bass had been lifted from only a few hours earlier. Yotam Ottolenghi, New York Times, "When Cooking Is About Ease, Not ‘Easy’," 11 May 2018 Main seafood dishes include the popular Mediterranean sea bass, chopped salmon salad and fisherman’s salad featuring octopus, calamari and shrimp with mixed greens. Joan Cary, Aurora Beacon-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Basil’s Greek Dining in Aurora," 8 July 2018 Look for white-fleshed fish such as halibut, sea bass or cod, preferably about two inches thick. David Tanis, New York Times, "Steamed Fish, Swimming in Flavor," 12 Jan. 2018 Volpe points to the truffle ravioli as one of the most popular items on the menu, along with most of the pasta dishes and the Mediterranean sea bass. Geoff Bruce, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Ristorante Lago serves up authentic Italian in Lake Country," 20 Apr. 2018 Certain raw fish dishes could be served at any number of New York restaurants, like slices of sea bass showered with brittle strands of fried brussels sprouts, or raw cherry trout twirled around crunchy nests of fried potato threads. Pete Wells, New York Times, "The Lobster Club Does Japanese, From Raw to Half-Baked," 30 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of sea bass

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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