from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A genus of stromateoid fishes of the tropical Pacific coast of America.
- noun [lowercase] A common name for various members of the genus Palometa and of the genus Trachynotus, as T. glaucus, a carangoid fish common in the West Indies and northward to North Carolina.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Zoöl.) A type of pompano (
Palometa simillima) that is smaller than the Florida pompano; it is common in West Indies. Called also the California pompano.
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- noun smaller than Florida pompano; common in West Indies
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In Colombia the following are the great enemies of the tobacco plant: A grub, named _canne_, which devours the young buds; the _rosca-worm_, which commits its depredations in the night only, burrowing in the ground during the day; the grub of a butterfly, called by the Creoles _palometa_; a species of scarabæus called