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pomfret

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noun pom·fret \ˈpäm-frət, ˈpəm-\

Definition of pomfret

  1. 1 :  any of a family (Bramidae) of usually deep-bodied spiny-finned oceanic fishes some of which are used for food

  2. 2 :  a silvery deep-bodied marine food fish (Pampus argenteus of the family Stramateidae) of Asia



Origin of pomfret

alteration of earlier pamflet, probably from French pample, from Portuguese pampo


First Known Use: 1813


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