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

Definition of seafood

: edible marine fish and shellfish

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These large and surprisingly filling entrees don’t skimp on the seafood and veggie portions. Pam Kragen, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Review: A tasting tour under Carlsbad’s windmill," 12 Sep. 2019 But with the most recent tariffs, which took effect on Sept. 1, China now imposes extra taxes on American products including soybeans, pork, seafood and crude oil. New York Times, "China’s Pork Prices Soar, Adding to Beijing’s Troubles," 10 Sep. 2019 Frazier first abstained from consuming land animals, then seafood and eventually eliminating dairy. Lauren Lee, CNN, "Endurance runner uses vegan diet to fuel 100-mile race," 9 Sep. 2019 The new food hall will have a new menu for Red Fish Bleu Fish with an emphasis on fish, seafood and steak. Grace Wong,, "Quirky rooftop bar Utopian Tailgate opens above The Second City, plus more Chicago restaurant openings and closings," 4 Sep. 2019 In the Garden Room, culinary professionals of Eagle’s Trace prepare a diverse menu, featuring fresh succulent beef, hearty pasta and seafood selections, all cooked to order. Houston Chronicle, "Center of the action at Eagle’s Trace," 29 July 2019 According to their website, their fish and seafood offerings focus on sustainability. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, "Don't miss these restaurants at the Free Press' Wine + Food Experience," 11 July 2019 Fried fish and seafood platters are $12.95 to $26.95. Leeanne Griffin,, "Bill’s Seafood: A laid-back, ‘ongoing party’ with music on the water," 5 July 2019 Another way is to keep raw meats, chicken, and seafood away from the other foods in your fridge and while preparing them. Sophia Caraballo, Woman's Day, "Everything You Need to Know About Salmonella," 2 May 2019

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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 How to pronounce seafood (audio) \

Kids Definition of seafood

: saltwater fish and shellfish used as food

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