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

Definition of seafood

: edible marine fish and shellfish

Examples of seafood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kroger is also anticipating that first-time holiday cooks may forgo turkey and opt for proteins like ham, beef, pork roast and seafood, according to aspokeswoman. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Smaller turkeys may be hard to find as COVID-19 shrinks Thanksgiving plans," 16 Nov. 2020 There was always some hot seafood dip and spinach madeleine. Sid Evans, Southern Living, "A Special Tribute: Julia Reed's Christmas in The Delta," 16 Nov. 2020 On its ocean-facing patio, Pacifica will be serving its annual three-course Thanksgiving day menu, with entree choices of turkey or prime rib, short rib or seafood. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: Thanksgiving 2020: Let these 21 San Diego restaurants do the cooking for you," 13 Nov. 2020 Meanwhile, customs authorities across China have stepped up coronavirus testing on frozen food imports, especially seafood. Nectar Gan, CNN, "China turns its attention to frozen foods in battle to eliminate virus threat, but experts remain skeptical," 13 Nov. 2020 And don't forget about mirliton casserole, especially with seafood. Annette Sisco,, "Guide to Thanksgiving recipes in New Orleans: Dressings, sides, gumbo, pies and more," 11 Nov. 2020 In addition to chicken sandwiches, Ron's Roost also sells clubs, burgers and seafood. Briana Rice, The Enquirer, "Ron's Roost on list of best fried chicken sandwiches in America," 11 Nov. 2020 The casual seafood restaurant chain offers a 10% heroes discount for all service members, veterans, and first responders all day, every day with show of valid ID. cleveland, "Veterans Day 2020: Free meals and discounts for retired and active military in Cleveland," 10 Nov. 2020 The November Trends also features processing seafood in Alaska during a pandemic and the state’s deflation statistics. Anchorage Daily News, "Most Alaska fisheries have lost jobs over the past 5 years," 10 Nov. 2020

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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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19 Nov 2020

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“Seafood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Nov. 2020.

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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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