ceviche

[suh-vee-chey, ‐chee]
noun
an appetizer of small pieces of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice, often with onions, peppers, and spices.
Also, seviche.


Origin:
1950–55; < American Spanish (Peru, Ecuador, etc.) cebiche, ceviche, seviche, said to be derivative of Spanish cebo fodder, fish pieces used for bait < Latin cibus food

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To ceviche
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: cevennes
Next Definition: cewa
Words Near: ceviche
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for ceviche
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing ceviche
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Example sentences
The guys tell me it is high-energy food for active people: quinoa, fish,
  ceviche.
On the menu are seven different types of ceviche, all equally exquisite.
Menu items at this quaint little spot include homemade tortillas, ceviche and
  tostadas.
Appetizers include chilled seafood ceviche, chicken or steak nachos and
  quesadillas.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;