American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A food and game fish (Menticirrhus undulatus) of North American Pacific waters and especially coastal California.
- n. Any of several related marine fishes of the family Sciaenidae.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A much-esteemed food-fish, Corvina deliciosa, of the western coast of South America, sometimes attaining a length of over 6 feet. The corbina is frequently shipped inland.
- n. bluish-grey whiting of California coast
- Spanish corbina, corvina, from feminine of corvino, ravenlike (from its color), from Latin corvīnus, from corvus, raven. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“With its bounty of inshore varieties, including several kinds of bass, corbina, snapper and tuna, the Sea of Cortez has nourished men from the pre-Hispanic indigenous tribes to today's seafood gourmets.”
“Originally from Peru, where it is generally made with corbina, ceviche is a seafood cocktail served anyplace in Mexico where fresh fish is available.”
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