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branzino

[ bron-zee-noh ]
/ br蓲n藞zi no蕣 /
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noun, plural bran路zi路nos.
a silvery sea bass, Dicentrarchus labrax, found in the eastern Atlantic, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Black Sea.

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Origin of branzino

First recorded in 1915鈥20; from Venetian Italian: literally, 鈥渟ea bass,鈥 from Venetian Italian brancin 鈥渃law鈥, from branza 鈥渟pine, claw鈥 (from the appearance of the operculum) + -ino -ine1. Further etymology is uncertain: branza may come from Classical Latin branchia branchia, or from Vulgar Latin brancia (unattested) and may perhaps be related to Late Latin branca 鈥減aw鈥; see branch
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