Pompano



[pom-puh-noh] /ˈpɒm pəˌnoʊ/

noun, plural (especially collectively) pompano (especially referring to two or more kinds or species) pompanos.
1.
a deep-bodied food fish, Trachinotus carolinus, inhabiting waters off the South Atlantic and Gulf states.
2.
a food fish, Preprilus simillimus, of California.
3.
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/ˈpɒmpəˌnəʊ/
noun (pl) -no, -nos
1.
any of several deep-bodied carangid food fishes of the genus Trachinotus, esp T. carolinus, of American coastal regions of the Atlantic
2.
a spiny-finned food fish, Palometa simillima, of North American coastal regions of the Pacific: family Stromateidae (butterfish, etc)
n.

ocean fish, 1778, from American Spanish pampano, a name given to various types of fish, from Spanish, originally “vine, tendril,” from Latin pampinus “tendril or leaf of a vine.”

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