pom·​pa·​no | \ ˈpäm-pə-ˌnō How to pronounce pompano (audio) , ˈpəm- How to pronounce pompano (audio) \
plural pompano or pompanos

Definition of pompano

1 : a carangid food fish (Trachinotus carolinus) of the western Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico broadly : any of several related fishes
2 : a small bluish or greenish butterfish (Peprilus simillimus) of the Pacific coast of North America

Examples of pompano in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Fish Bites Sand Flea flavor prepared bait on 1/0 kahle hooks on a double pompano rig, heave the rig out beyond the first ledge and drop the rod in a holder. Frank Sargeant, al, 7 May 2021 Not only the pompano find it, but also bluefish, whiting, black drum and even the occasional redfish. Frank Sargeant, al, 7 May 2021 The sheepshead will then taper off, but then more Spanish, more pompano and specks will show up. Frank Sargeant, al, 4 Apr. 2021 From the coast, the water temperature at the beach is about 66, still a bit on the cool side to bring on the big run of pompano along the troughs and runouts, but a few hot days will quickly make the temperature just right. Frank Sargeant, al, 19 Mar. 2021 For a complete list of the themes, go to PompanoBeachArts.org/programs/green-market-pompano-beach. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, 10 Nov. 2020 The Gulf Seafood Foundation, a Velella Epsilon backer, believes other high-end fish, such as sea bass and pompano, could also be raised in the Gulf’s waters, potentially helping meet the world’s growing appetite for fish. Tristan Baurick, NOLA.com, 4 Aug. 2020 Fiddler crabs are a superb bait for redfish, permit, black drum, sheepshead, pompano, tautog, and more. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, 2 Jan. 2020 The seasoning on the pompano, served with skin-on as a daily special, enhanced and didn’t overpower the delicate fish. Michael Mayo, sun-sentinel.com, 4 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of pompano

1598, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for pompano

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

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The first known use of pompano was in 1598

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6 Jun 2021

Cite this Entry

“Pompano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pompano. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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