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ceviche

or seviche

[suh-vee-chey, ‐chee] /səˈvi tʃeɪ, ‐tʃi/
noun
1.
an appetizer of small pieces of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice, often with onions, peppers, and spices.
Origin of ceviche
1950-1955
1950-55; < American Spanish (Peru, Ecuador, etc.) cebiche, ceviche, seviche, said to be derivative of Spanish cebo fodder, fish pieces used for bait < Latin cibus food
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