Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A stew made of several kinds of fish and shellfish, tomatoes, and white wine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a shellfish stew

Etymologies

Italian, perhaps variant of northwest Italian ciuppin.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Ligurian ciuppin (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • But the local guys pack them in, too, including St. John, whose menu on Sunday includes a seafood stew called cioppino, and "the ultimate tailgating food: sweet potato brownies," he said.

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  • It turns out "cioppino" is a Genoese term for "fish stew" and the dish, no doubt, originated with Italian fishermen.

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  • For lighter tastes, Avalon also delivers well on seafood, including a tasty bowl of well-cooked "cioppino" in saffron broth, and crisply seared organic salmon ringed by eggplant caponata kissed with the balsamic-like sweet tang of saba.

    Phillies Zone

  • I tried the sourdough bread with a seafood called cioppino, a tomato-based seafood.

    Monday Bread

  • Her food may not have always been the most exotic, but she can throw down a mean pan of enchiladas and a lovely cioppino.

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  • In addition to lasagna Bolognese, minestrone, vitello tonnato, insalata Caprese and a plethora of gelato flavors, Italy has given us cioppino.

    The Catchiest Fish Stew

  • Legend has a dockhand making the rounds of the moored fishing boats and crying out, "Chip in, chip in"—which in a heavy Italian accent became "cioppino"—while gathering the makings of the common daily meal.

    The Catchiest Fish Stew

  • Alternatively, place a piece of toast spread with garlic mayonnaise in the bottom of each bowl before adding the cioppino.

    The Catchiest Fish Stew

  • I'd always imagined an absolute, almost mystical connection between cioppino and Fisherman's Wharf, so it had never occurred to me to make the dish at home.

    The Catchiest Fish Stew

  • Though doctored up a bit with baby coho salmon, fresh fennel, basil and brandy, it seemed intimately related to cioppino.

    The Catchiest Fish Stew

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