pomfret

noun
pom·​fret | \ ˈpäm-frət How to pronounce pomfret (audio) , 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

Examples of pomfret in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Town-Wide Tag Sale POMFRET — Pomfret's 11th annual town-wide tag sale will take place at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 6. Courant Community, "Community News For The Putnam Edition," 4 May 2017

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First Known Use of pomfret

1703, in the meaning defined at sense 2

History and Etymology for pomfret

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

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