sea·​food ˈsē-ˌfüd How to pronounce seafood (audio)
: edible marine fish and shellfish

Examples of seafood in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Evidence of ample seafood, the scientists say, demonstrates a bustling maritime economy with seafaring technologies. Christian Thorsberg, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 June 2024 The ethos — simultaneously celebrated and unsettling — is largely the same over the horizon off the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf coasts, in fisheries bringing billions of pounds of seafood to consumers each year. C.j. Chivers James Patrick Cronin Elena Hecht Anna Diamond Quinton Kamara, New York Times, 6 June 2024 The menu features idiosyncratic dishes like Fear: The Prawn, comprised of seafood surrounded by (non-harmful) dry ice; diners have to feel through the fog to find the shrimp. Eli Joseph, Fortune Europe, 6 June 2024 Plus, summer fruity flavors complement meats well in spiced barbecue sauces or go great with seafood. Kara Peeler, Sunset Magazine, 5 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for seafood 

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Word History

First Known Use

1836, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of seafood was in 1836

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“Seafood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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sea·​food -ˌfüd How to pronounce seafood (audio)
: edible marine fish and shellfish

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