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or se·vi·che  (sə-vē′chā, sĕ-)
Raw seafood marinated in a mixture of lime or lemon juice and spices until the citrus causes the seafood to become firm, served as an appetizer.

[Spanish cebiche, ceviche, from Arabic sikbāj, meat cooked in vinegar, from Middle Persian *sikbāg : sik, vinegar + -bāg, food, broth (from Old Iranian *-pāka-, cooked (with or in); see pekw- in Indo-European roots).]
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a South American dish consisting of seafood marinated in citrus fruit, usually served in a salad
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or se•vi•che

(səˈvi tʃeɪ, -tʃi)
an appetizer of small pieces of raw fish marinated in lime or lemon juice, often with onions, peppers, and spices.
[1950–55; < American Spanish]
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