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

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Recent Examples on the Web Fiddler crabs are a superb bait for redfish, permit, black drum, sheepshead, pompano, tautog, and more. Bob Mcnally, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Guide to Catching and Keeping Saltwater Live Bait," 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, "Review: Oceanic has fine seafood and a view, but service isn’t shipshape," 4 Dec. 2019 For smaller species such as redfish, trout, whiting, pompano and flounder, look for a rod in the 8- to 10-foot range. The Editors, Outdoor Life, "How to Choose a Spinning Rod for Surf Fishing," 11 Nov. 2019 According to documents obtained by Town & Country, the menu consisted of popular dishes of the time, including Atlantic pompano amandine, roast squab, artichoke with vegetable puree, and a hearts of palm salad with Brie. Chelsey Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, "The True Story of Princess Margaret's Evening with Lyndon B. Johnson at the White House," 18 Nov. 2019 Service's will be held at Kraeer-Forest lawn Funeral home on Copan's road in pompano Fl at 5pm Friday July 12th Cora Sue Golden, M.D., age 78, passed away on July 9, 2019 after a long illness. sun-sentinel.com, "Deaths in South Florida: 7/10," 10 July 2019 Domestic seafood like pompano, oysters and albacore tuna do much less traveling to get to your plate. Soleil Ho, SFChronicle.com, "Eat this fish, not that fish: How to have the tuna conversation with your sushi chef," 21 Oct. 2019 Austin was wowed by an African pompano, while Gregory locked in on a spotted hogfish, with its orange body and distinct yellow tail. Michael Dumas, al.com, "Fishing rodeo features big fish, crowds and smooth seas," 20 July 2019 Get a few pompano and bluefish rigs and a couple rod holders from most any bait shop along the coast and some frozen shrimp or clams and hit your favorite beach. Mark Blythe, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Fishing 101: Learn how to start fishing in Central Florida," 11 July 2018

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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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“Pompano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pompano. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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