There are 2 main definitions of corvina in English:

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corvina 1

Pronunciation: /kôrˈvēnə/

noun

A variety of wine grape native to the Veneto region of northeastern Italy, used to make Valpolicella and Bardolino.
Example sentences
  • It is made from a blend of late harvested and dried refosco, carmenere and corvina, making it sort of a super-Venetian as they call it on the back label.
  • In Valpolicella they use grapes not likely to be on the Who's Who of Grapes: rondinella, molinara, and the leader of the pack, corvina.

Origin

Italian (feminine adjective), literally 'raven-black'.

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There are 2 main definitions of corvina in English:

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corvina 2

Pronunciation: /ˌkôrˈvēnə/

noun

A marine food and game fish of the drum family, found on the Pacific coasts of California and Mexico and sometimes living in fresh water.
  • Genus Cynoscion, family Sciaenidae: two species, in particular the shortfin corvina (C. parvipennis)
Example sentences
  • Species to expect include various species of tuna, the odd billfish and in some areas, large inshore corvinas and white sea-bass.
  • It got its start as a fishing camp based around the totoaba, a large corvina fish that spawns in the upper gulf's shallow, sediment-laden waters, and around shrimp.
  • The shortfin corvina was introduced into the Salton Sea in southern California.

Origin

Late 18th century: from Spanish and Portuguese.

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