sea·​food | \ ˈsē-ˌfüd How to pronounce seafood (audio) \

Definition of seafood

: edible marine fish and shellfish

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There was a room filled with corn dishes like chicken tamales and potato-and-chorizo flautas, another with seafood tostadas, and one more with mole from Oaxaca and barbacoa brought in from Aguascalientes. Brooke Porter Katz, Harper's BAZAAR, "Ellen Bennett & Casey Caplowe's Wedding Was Outside-The-Box in Every Way," 14 Feb. 2019 Bonefish Grill specializes in seafood and will be open (most with regular hours) for Easter. 10. Taysha Murtaugh And Nicol Natale, Woman's Day, "15 Restaurants Open for Easter Brunch Near Me," 11 Feb. 2019 There is no official ideal daily intake of omega-3 — but recommendations for healthy people typically range from 250 mg to 500 mg a day, so eating at least two seafood meals a week will likely cover you. Ellie Krieger, The Seattle Times, "How to fight dry winter skin from the inside out," 5 Feb. 2019 Cheesy newlywed photos were taken in the smelly alley of a nearby seafood shop. Phoebe Lapine, Marie Claire, "How to Marry a Guy in Five Days," 18 Jan. 2019 The strategy has led to a sharp decline in North Korea’s economy, including a drop-off in its ability to export top goods like seafood products and iron. Alex Ward, Vox, "North Korea, China, and Iran are not happy with Trump’s foreign policy," 5 Nov. 2018 The Security Council, led by the U.S., ramped up sanctions on North Korea last year amid the rogue nation’s nuclear tests, imposing sanctions on exports from oil to seafood. Adam Shaw, Fox News, "US calls for urgent UN meeting on North Korea sanctions after accusing Russia of interfering with report," 15 Sep. 2018 Season both sides of the scallops with salt, pepper and your favorite seafood seasoning, to taste. Claire Perez,, "At Bonefish Grill, summer corn calls for scallops," 13 July 2018 Of the eight million metric tons of plastic waste that gets lost at sea every year, most breaks down into tiny microplastics that eventually get ingested by humans via seafood. Emily Atkin, The New Republic, "Critics of Starbucks’ Straw Ban Are Missing the Point," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of seafood

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seafood was in 1836

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English Language Learners Definition of seafood

: fish and shellfish that live in the ocean and are used for food


sea·​food | \ ˈsē-ˌfüd How to pronounce seafood (audio) \

Kids Definition of seafood

: saltwater fish and shellfish used as food

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