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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The menu will begin with small bites and appetizers, mostly spotlighting seafood and vegetables. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 1 Feb. 2023 With 48 food stations and 48 bars, the event — which takes place at the LA Convention Center — will include an expanse of dishes that cover everything from seafood and gluten-free meals to vegetarian and vegan options. Antonia Debianchi, Peoplemag, 1 Feb. 2023 The menu of seafood and mostly-vegetable dishes will be served in a setting inspired by Bali’s coast, with many of the interior’s materials sourced directly from Bali’s beaches. Kate Kassin, Bon Appétit, 19 Jan. 2023 In the past, the restaurant, bar and conference menus have been heavy on seafood and traditional Americana fare, such as clam chowder and lobster rolls. San Diego Union-Tribune, 13 Jan. 2023 Dimas Lopez, manager of Sea Harvest Restaurant & Fish Market in Pacific Grove, said his restaurant had been stockpiling seafood and other products in anticipation of the flooding. Los Angeles Times, 12 Jan. 2023 The Capital Grille is best known for its dry-aged in-house steaks, fresh seafood and world-class wine list. The Courier-Journal, 5 Jan. 2023 Salmon, the most popular seafood and sport fish in the world, are in danger. Courtney Linder, Gloria Dawson, Dan Shapley, Popular Mechanics, 5 Jan. 2023 The restaurant sources nearly all its vegetables and herbs from the hotel’s garden, and seafood and meat from regional purveyors. Lauren Mowery, Forbes, 31 Dec. 2022 See More

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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 23 Mar. 2023.

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

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