Pompano definition

pŏmpə-nō
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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.
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A butterfish (Peprilus simillimus) of Pacific coastal waters of North America.
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Any of various edible, marine North American and West Indian jackfishes (esp. genus Trachinotus) with spiny fins and a widely forked tail.
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Any of various carangid fish, of the genus Trachinotus or species Alectris ciliaris, the African pompano, from coastal parts of the North Atlantic.
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Peprilus simillimus, the Pacific pompano.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of pompano - pampano

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
pompano
Plural:
pompanoes, pompanos

Origin of pompano

  • American Spanish pámpano any of several kinds of fish from Spanish vine tendril, a kind of fish with golden markings from Latin pampinus vine tendril

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Spanish

    From Wiktionary