corvina

[kawr-vee-nuh]

Origin of corvina

1780–90; < Mexican Spanish, Spanish: kind of fish, feminine derivative of corvino corvine; so called from its color
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corvina

noun
  1. a marine food fish, Menticirrhus undulatus, found in Pacific waters off Mexico and California
  2. any of several related marine fishes of the family Sciaenidae

Word Origin for corvina

from Spanish corbina, corvina, from feminine of corvino ravenlike, from Latin corvus raven
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