pam·​pel·​moes | \ ˈpampəlˌmüs \
plural -es

Definition of pampelmoes

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

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History and Etymology for pampelmoes

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

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“Pampelmoes.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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