seafood

[ see-food ]
/ ˈsiˌfud /
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noun

any fish or shellfish from the sea used for food.

Origin of seafood

An Americanism dating back to 1830–40
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British Dictionary definitions for seafood

seafood

/ (ˈsiːˌfuːd) /

noun

edible saltwater fish or shellfish
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Word Origin and History for seafood

seafood


n.

"food obtained from the sea," 1836, American English, from sea + food.

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