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[see-food] /ˈsiˌfud/
any fish or shellfish from the sea used for food.
Origin of seafood
1830-40, Americanism Unabridged
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Examples from the web for seafood
  • Some of our brightest minds had a thing for seafood.
  • We've covered key card hotel locks over seafood, in-room credit card safes over sandwiches.
  • It's also cheaper to breed seafood than to make drugs.
  • Learn how to eat healthy while lowering your seafood footprint.
  • Pigs have been genetically modified to make their meat as healthy as seafood, researchers report.
  • Pigs have been genetically modified to make their meat as healthy as seafood, a team of researchers reports.
  • But many have enjoyed its moist, white flesh at upscale seafood restaurants across the nation.
  • Either way, marine life could be contaminated, as could humans who eat contaminated seafood.
  • It dishes up lip-smacking seafood dishes, from baked mussels to grilled fish and prawns.
  • The entire dive experience takes two to four hours, leaving ample time to watch the sunset and enjoy a seafood dinner.
British Dictionary definitions for seafood


edible saltwater fish or shellfish
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Word Origin and History for seafood

"food obtained from the sea," 1836, American English, from sea + food.

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