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cobia

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Pronunciation: /ˈkəʊbɪə
 
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Definition of cobia in English:

noun (plural same)

A large edible game fish that lives in open waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and West Pacific oceans. Also called sergeant fish.
  • Rachycentron canadum, family Rachycentridae
Example sentences
  • They will be my number one rods in the Persian and Arabian Gulf later this year when I tackle the big cobia and kingfish.
  • Steaks of dorado, cobia, yellowtail, grouper and anything else you want to name are superb with just butter and a glass of white wine.
  • The cobia is a highly rated, hard-hitting game fish that is prone to long, powerful, determined runs and occasional leaps.

Origin

mid 19th century: of unknown origin.

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