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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All About That Bass Black sea bass run as large as 4 pounds, which will feed a table of 4-6. Elizabeth G. Dunn And Matthew Kronsberg, WSJ, "The Battle for Thanksgiving Heats Up," 31 Oct. 2018 La Table at 1800 Post Oak Blvd. will be serving up lump crab salad, Mediterranean sea bass and chocolate souffle among other specialty dishes on its Valentine's Day menu, according to Open Table. William Axford, Houston Chronicle, "Do Valentine's Day right by making reservations at these Houston restaurants," 26 Jan. 2018 Among the species most affected will be Pacific rockfish, black sea bass, and Atlantic cod, the Rutgers statement said. Martin Finucane, BostonGlobe.com, "Hundreds of fish species will be forced to shift north due to climate change, study says," 16 May 2018 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

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First Known Use of sea bass

1765, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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