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1. A marinade made with olive oil, vinegar, spices, and other ingredients, used for preserving fish and sometimes poultry.
2. Fish or poultry that has been fried or poached and then soaked in such a marinade, usually served cold.
[Spanish, from Arabic sikbāj, meat cooked in vinegar; see ceviche.]
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(Cookery) (in Mexican cookery) pickled vegetables such as onions, carrots, jalapeño peppers, and garlic, typically served with fish
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