pomfret


pom·fret

noun \ˈpäm-frət, ˈpəm-\

Definition of POMFRET

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