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
Origin and Etymology of pompano
American Spanish pámpano, from Spanish, a percoid fish (Sparus auratus), literally, vine leaf, from Latin pampinus
First Known Use: 1598See Words from the same year
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