- any fish or shellfish from the sea used for food.
Origin of seafood
An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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Examples from the Web for seafood
El Cristo: You come to El Cristo to eat the seafood - fish empanadas, fish croquetas, grilled fish, you name it, they got it.The Best Food In Miami Is On Calle Ocho in Little Havana
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The property belonged to an old woman whose chain of seafood restaurants was popular with men in the government.Mexican Journalists Speak Out on Reporter Murders
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For seafood try Clamman in Southhampton, proudly peddling tuna, bass, scallops, and squid all caught by local fishermen.The Hamptons Hot List: Where to Eat, What to Drink, and How to Get Your Beach on This Summer
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Here, chefs serve trout and seafood brought from the neighboring state of Veracruz.
For lunch, try Aca-Apulco, a seafood restaurant that is next to the Apulco River.
I expected to breakfast at home; now we will get some seafood.'Prince Lazybones and Other Stories
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They have attempted to supply the community with seafood, but there are not enough sailing vessels.The Year When Stardust Fell
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Yet most of this part of the river is still beautiful and continues to yield good harvests of seafood.The Nation's River
United States Department of the Interior
- edible saltwater fish or shellfish
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Word Origin and History for seafood
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