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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 and Etymology of pomfret

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


First Known Use: 1813


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