sea bass


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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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 Dishes include a Korean noodle salad, parfait made with summer berries, responsibly sourced striped sea bass, watermelon mojito and lavender coconut cold brew. Kellie Hwang, azcentral, "Oprah invests in True Food Kitchen, former Sam Fox restaurant that started in Phoenix," 11 July 2018 The menu also offers four main courses at dinner, including ($19) pork belly, sea bass ($28) and four pizzas. Michael Bauer,, "Stem Kitchen and Garden in Mission Bay: Go before it’s ‘discovered’," 12 July 2018 Seafood dishes including sea bass, salmon, scallops and shrimp range from $20-$30. Joan Cary, Aurora Beacon-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Basil’s Greek Dining in Aurora," 8 July 2018 Lobsters have migrated 170 miles and the iconic cod about 65 miles, while mid-Atlantic species such as black sea bass have surged about 250 miles north, federal surveys show. David Abel,, "Fish wars loom as climate change pushes lobster, cod, and other species north," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of sea bass

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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