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pompano

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noun pom·pa·no \ˈpäm-pə-ˌnō, ˈpəm-\

Definition of pompano

plural

pompano

or

pompanos

  1. 1 :  a carangid food fish (Trachinotus carolinus) of the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; broadly :  any of several related fishes

  2. 2 :  a small bluish or greenish butterfish (Peprilus simillimus) of the Pacific coast of North America



Origin and Etymology of pompano

American Spanish pámpano, from Spanish, a percoid fish (Sparus auratus), literally, vine leaf, from Latin pampinus


First Known Use: 1778


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