sea bass


: 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.
: any of numerous croakers or drums including noted sport and food fishes

Examples of sea bass in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Dinner began with a family-style serving of crudités from Back Home Farm in High Falls, N.Y., alongside a ceviche of red snapper and black sea bass from Fjord Fish Market in Brooklyn’s Park Slope neighborhood served with Saltine crackers. Mahira Rivers, New York Times, 25 Oct. 2023 Of course, diners who won’t eat slightly pink sea bass may be reluctant to sign on for certain other items at Foxface Natural, too. Pete Wells, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 For guests wanting something more, roasted sea bass was available upon request. Bydarlene Superville, Fortune, 23 June 2023 The meal is entirely vegetarian, save for a sea bass option that can be made upon request. Kathryn Watson, CBS News, 21 June 2023 The black sea bass, painted with turmeric sauce and splashed with what was essentially dill pistou, seemed to be an inspired reworking of the signature dish of Hanoi’s most famous fish restaurant, Cha Ca La Vong. Pete Wells, New York Times, 19 Sep. 2023 That conservation work has helped giant sea bass numbers rebound so much since 2004, when they were first listed as critically endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources, that some marine researchers have recommended reevaluating their status. Kaila Yu, Los Angeles Times, 31 July 2023 And its marvels — indulgent aged fatty tuna that liquifies in your mouth or supple, out-of-season young sea bass — is on full display at Friends Only. Cesar Hernandez, San Francisco Chronicle, 12 Apr. 2023 The officials on Wednesday had sashimi of flounder, octopus and sea bass, which was caught off the Fukushima coast, along with rice harvested in the prefecture, according to Economy and Industry Minister Yasutoshi Nishimura, who was at the lunch meeting. Julia Mio Inuma, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sea bass was in 1765

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“Sea bass.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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sea bass

: any of numerous marine fishes that are usually smaller and more active than the related groupers
especially : a food and sport fish of the Atlantic coast of the U.S.

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