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 Until recently, El Remedio operated as a pair of trailers selling both birria and mariscos, the Mexican seafood known for shrimp cocktail and Mexican coastal ceviches marinated in lime. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, 19 Nov. 2021 So her company must unload the seafood and redistribute the loads among a larger number of trucks before making the trip to Boston. Anissa Gardizy,, 12 Nov. 2021 The mussels with coconut milk dish showcasing the rich flavors of the seafood was the judge’s favorite made by employee Rena Cabatay from Aliso Viejo. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 9 Nov. 2021 A couple years later, and for the last two years, the top choice has been to eat more fish and seafood. Gary Drenik, Forbes, 26 Oct. 2021 Beef prices are up 17.6% over the last 12 months, and fresh fish and seafood are 10.7% higher. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 13 Oct. 2021 The family-run, carryout business offers fish and seafood as meals — plates, buckets, sandwiches and sides — and in bulk. Bob Dohr, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Oct. 2021 In addition to crab,the shop also serves a wide variety of fish and seafood preparations that are popular in mid-Atlantic states like Virginia, where James is from. Andi Berlin, The Arizona Republic, 25 Aug. 2021 Any parting thoughts on preparing fish and seafood? Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 23 July 2021

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First Known Use of seafood

1836, in the meaning defined above

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“Seafood.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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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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