Definition of cobia in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkōbēə/ /ˈkoʊbiə/


  • A large, edible game fish that lives in open waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and western Pacific oceans.

    Rachycentron canadum, family Rachycentridae

    ‘They will be my number one rods in the Persian and Arabian Gulf later this year when I tackle the big cobia and kingfish.’
    Also called sergeant fish
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He caught a beautiful 16-kilo cobia just off Pattaya Park.’
    • ‘In the morning a large school of cobia rested on the sand, taking off like aeroplanes as we approached.’


Mid 19th century of unknown origin.