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 The sheepshead will then taper off, but then more Spanish, more pompano and specks will show up. Frank Sargeant, al, "Alabama’s Gulf State Park Pier partially reopens," 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, "Alabama Friday fishing report," 19 Mar. 2021 For a complete list of the themes, go to PompanoBeachArts.org/programs/green-market-pompano-beach. Kari Barnett, sun-sentinel.com, "Free poinsettias, holiday lights and green market kick off season in Pompano Beach," 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, "'We will not bite': Federal appeals strikes down plan to allow floating fish farms in Gulf," 4 Aug. 2020 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

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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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19 Apr 2021

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“Pompano.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pompano. Accessed 9 May. 2021.

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