sea·food | \ˈsē-ˌfüd \

Definition of seafood 

: edible marine fish and shellfish

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This attractive sushi and robata bar is known for its quality seafood, friendly staff and classy decor. Pam Kragen,, "San Diego Comic-Con 2018: Best places to grab a bite near this year's Con," 12 July 2018 Both have a solid sense of when to bedazzle their seafood and when to leave it alone. Mike Sutter, San Antonio Express-News, "Review: Reborn Rebelle now San Antonio’s finest seafood restaurant," 14 June 2018 And the microfibers that wash off polyester clothes, making their way into the ocean, the stomachs of marine life and ultimately our seafood. Shelby Grad,, "Essential California: The fight over speaking Spanish," 29 May 2018 Sushi aficionados, get ready for Omakase Yume, a tiny omakase-style counter dedicated to seasonally fresh seafood and fish. Grace Wong,, "Omakase Yume brings chefs' choice sushi to the West Loop, plus other restaurant news," 10 July 2018 Today, the champagne brunch and seafood and sushi buffet draw crowds every weekend. Shonda Talerico Dudlicek, Elgin Courier-News, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Port Edward in Algonquin," 7 July 2018 Located in the upscale Galleria area, Willie G's has been Houston's hottest spot for fresh shucked Gulf Oysters, delectable seafood and fantastic drinks. Houston Chronicle, "Willie G’s Seafood," 27 June 2018 Steve Vilnit, a Columbia resident who works for a seafood and produce distributor and has participated in the last three rides, is training Zippelli. Janene Holzberg, Howard County Times, "Columbia chef hits the road to raise money to feed children," 11 May 2018 In Singapore, mee pok is served al dente with a variety of seafood and meat toppings. Brea Salim, San Francisco Chronicle, "Tenderloin destination Hai Ky Mi Gia captures multiple immigrant identities," 7 May 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 \

Kids Definition of seafood

: saltwater fish and shellfish used as food

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