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

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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)



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