pl. -·no· or -·nos·
any of various edible, marine North American and West Indian jackfishes (esp. genus Trachinotus) with spiny fins and a widely forked tail
Origin of pompanoSpanish pámpano, a kind of fish, tendril ; from Classical Latin pampinus, tendril, young shoot
nounpl. pompano or pom·pa·nos
- Any of several marine carangid food fishes chiefly of the genus Trachinotus, especially T. carolinus of western Atlantic waters, having a silvery oblong body with a bluish back.
- A butterfish (Peprilus simillimus) of Pacific coastal waters of North America.
Origin of pompanoAmerican Spanish pámpano, any of several kinds of fish, from Spanish, vine tendril, a kind of fish with golden markings, from Latin pampinus, vine tendril.
(plural pompanos or pompanoes)