seafood

[ see-food ]
/ ˈsiˌfud /
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noun

any fish or shellfish from the sea used for food.

Nearby words

  1. seadrome,
  2. seafarer,
  3. seafaring,
  4. seafloor,
  5. seafloor spreading,
  6. seaford,
  7. seafowl,
  8. seafront,
  9. seagirt,
  10. seagoing

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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