noun pam·pel·moes \ˈpampəlˌmüs\

Definition of pampelmoes



  1. :  a large highly esteemed purplish or bluish butterfish (Stromateus fiatola) of the west coast of Africa and the Mediterranean

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Origin and Etymology of pampelmoes

Afrikaans pompelmoosje, from pampelmoose, pampelmoes shaddock, from Dutch pompelmoes

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